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—We thank Van Wyck and his colleagues for communicating a case of right-sided endocarditis complicating PVS. After submission of our article, we observed an additional case of right-sided endocarditis complicating PVS and we were informed of two other cases (Jacques Belghiti, MD, written communication, May 15,1983). This reinforces our view that rightsided endocarditis is a more frequent complication of PVS than currently admitted.
Valla D. LeVeen Shunt Endocarditis-Reply. Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(4):868-869. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350160238052