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Pneumococcal endocarditis of subacute evolution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11323735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the development of penicillin, Streptococcus pneumoniae has become an uncommon cause of bacterial endocarditis in adults. Subacute manifestation of pneumococcal endocarditis has been reported a few times in the literature, but most reports define the disease as acute, severe, and having a high mortality rate. We report the case of a 58-year-old male with subacute bacterial endocarditis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. We stress the low frequency of this agent as a cause of endocarditis and the atypical evolution of this case. The pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and evolution, and the therapeutical options for this type of infection are also discussed.
L Uemura; N C Grassi; L Cazarin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0066-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq. Bras. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-27     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421031     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Cardiol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Universitário Regional do Norte do Paraná, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / pathology,  ultrasonography
Cerebral Hemorrhage / radiography
Cerebral Infarction / radiography
Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Intracranial Embolism / radiography
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification

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