Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis

Taher Yousri, Mohammad Hawari, Rasheed Saad, Steve Langley

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Abstract

We report the case of a 64-year-old male patient with a prosthetic aortic valve who presented with clinical features of endocarditis confirmed by transoesophageal echocardiography. His blood cultures were positive f or a very rare and newly described organism-Kytococcus schroeteri. The patient underwent aortic valve replacement and a 6-week course of intravenous antibiotics. This is the fifth reported case of endocarditis associated with this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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