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Septic discitis as initial manifestation of streptococcus bovis endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16516710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 68-year-old man with septic discitis of low lumbar spine is presented. The patient suffered an acute hemorrhagic stroke due to rupture of mycotic aneurysm. Streptococcus bovis biotype I was found in blood cultures. Echocardiography showed bioprosthesis aortic endocarditis. Cardiac surgery was not performed because of normal bioprosthesis function and absence of peri-annular complications. The patient was discharged after 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment.
Carlos Gonzalez-Juanatey; Ana Testa-Fernandez; Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-06     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Discitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology,  microbiology*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Lumbar Vertebrae
Streptococcal Infections / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Streptococcus bovis / isolation & purification*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Gentamicins; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone

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