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Mitral and aortic valve endocarditis caused by a rare pathogen: Streptococcus constellatus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22374286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Streptococcus constellatus endocarditis is associated with systemic embolism and frequently with a poor prognosis. We describe the first case reported in the literature of infective endocarditis by penicillin-resistant S. constellatus causing both mitral and aortic valve regurgitation, treated successfully with double-valve replacement.
Giovanni Concistrè; Francesca Chiaramonti; Antonio Miceli; Mattia Glauber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-16     Completed Date:  2012-09-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  889-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Fondazione CNR-G, Monasterio, Massa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Penicillin Resistance
Streptococcal Infections / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Streptococcus constellatus / isolation & purification*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents
Comment In:
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;14(6):890-1   [PMID:  22589356 ]

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