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A patient presents with systemic embolic events 1 month after uncomplicated mitral valve replacement. He has been febrile for the past week. TEE demonstrates multiple echodensities on the valve ring. Blood cultures that are drawn are most likely to grow which of the following? 

a. Streptococcus viridans
b. Staphylococcus aureus
c. Staphylococcus epidermidis
d. E. faecalis
e. Candida albicans




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