Document Detail

Infectious endocarditis caused by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3849274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is a very uncommon cause of infectious endocarditis. The organism was first described in 1912. Thjotta and Sydnes reported its isolation in pure culture from a long standing abscess which had developed after tooth extraction. Subsequently this organism was found to be part of the normal flora, and the organism was defined as a slow growing, fastidious gram negative bacillus. Carbon dioxide is essential for the growth of A. actinomycetemcomitans. Approximately 50 cases of endocarditis due to A. actinomycetemcomitans have been reported since the first case reported in 1964. The purpose of this report is to document a case of endocarditis due to A. actinomycetemcomitans and to stress the value of the echocardiogram in the assessment of patients with endocarditis.
L Gould; C Gopalaswamy; B S Kim; C Patel; K Freiberg
Related Documents :
15513394 - Outcome of listeria monocytogenes prosthetic valve endocarditis: as bad as it looks?
2060314 - Pluralism, performance and meaning in taiwanese healing: a case study.
8941074 - A unique case of massive ascites before ovulation associated with gonadotropin therapy.
17937224 - The hakim programmable valve: reasons for reprogramming failures.
1491644 - Comparative study of plain-film radiographs of maxillary sinuses between radiologists a...
7293614 - Tuberculous spondylitis. experience with costovertebrotomy--spondylodesis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-09     Completed Date:  1985-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Actinobacillus / drug effects
Actinobacillus Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Ampicillin / pharmacology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve
Cefazolin / therapeutic use
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Penicillin Resistance
Penicillins / pharmacology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Gentamicins; 0/Penicillins; 25953-19-9/Cefazolin; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Update from the SENIC project. Hospital infection control: recent progress and opportunities under p...
Next Document:  Effect of combined human neutrophil cathepsin G and elastase on induction of secretory cell metaplas...