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Primary actinomycotic endocarditis: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18697396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary actinomycotic endocarditis is extremely rare. The author reported a case who suffered from endocarditis due to Actinomyces georgiae which the portal of entry for the organism could not be determined The author also reviewed the literature which described similar conditions. In addition, to the author's knowledge, there have been no reported cases of actinomyces georgiae endocarditis. Thus, this is the first report in the world. Clinical features of this rare condition are indistinguishable from other bacterial endocarditis. Actinomyces spp. is usually susceptible to a wide range of antibiotics, and endocarditis caused by this genus needs a prolonged course of antimicrobial treatment. However the optimal duration of therapy is still unknown. Prognosis is good with early detection and proper management.
Authors:
Anupop Jitmuang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-13     Completed Date:  2008-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  931-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Internal Medicine Unit, Nan Hospital, Nan, Thailand. anupopmix@yahoo.co.th
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Actinomyces / isolation & purification*
Actinomycosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Amoxicillin / therapeutic use
Ampicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Enalapril / therapeutic use
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Penicillin G / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antihypertensive Agents; 26787-78-0/Amoxicillin; 61-33-6/Penicillin G; 69-53-4/Ampicillin; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone; 75847-73-3/Enalapril

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