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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2006, Article ID 43253, 3 pages
Case Report

Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis With Group B Streptococcus After an Elective Abortion: The Need for New Data

Division of Infectious Diseases, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Becker 220, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Received 6 June 2006; Accepted 14 July 2006

Copyright © 2006 Erica E. Palys et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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