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 for 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
Volume2010
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Endocarditis
Aortic Valve
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Blood Culture

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Yousri, T., Hawari, M., Saad, R., & Langley, S. (2010). Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis. BMJ Case Reports, 2010.

Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis. / Yousri, Taher; Hawari, Mohammad; Saad, Rasheed; Langley, Steve.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2010, 2010.

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Yousri, T, Hawari, M, Saad, R & Langley, S 2010, 'Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis.', BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2010.
Yousri T, Hawari M, Saad R, Langley S. Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis. BMJ Case Reports. 2010;2010.
Yousri, Taher ; Hawari, Mohammad ; Saad, Rasheed ; Langley, Steve. / Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2010 ; Vol. 2010.
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