Biopsies of the Janeway lesion of infective endocarditis

J Cutan Pathol. 1979 Apr;6(2):124-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.1979.tb01113.x.


Janeway lesions in three patients with infective endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus were biopsied. Two taken before therapy, showed evidence of suppuration and microabscesses. The other lesion which developed while the patient was on appropriate therapy, showed minimal inflammatory reaction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin / pathology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Staphylococcal Infections / pathology*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents