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Rothia dentocariosa endocarditis and aortic root abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9892536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of endocarditis and associated paravalvular abscess due to Rothia dentocariosa which did not respond to antibiotic therapy. Nine case reports describing endocarditis caused by this organism, formerly thought to be non-pathogenic, have been recorded in the literature. The isolates were extremely sensitive to penicillin, and eight patients responded to this agent which, in most cases, was used in combination with an aminoglycoside. Surgery is recommended for an associated abscess, as the outcome in the two recorded cases has been fatal.
V Ferraz; K McCarthy; D Smith; H J Koornhof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0163-4453     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-10     Completed Date:  1999-03-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, South African Institute for Medical Research and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / complications*
Actinomycetaceae / isolation & purification
Actinomycetales Infections / complications*
Aortic Valve*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  microbiology,  pathology
Heart Valve Diseases / complications*
Middle Aged

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