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Subacute bacterial endocarditis due to Streptococcus mutans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  860730     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of subacute bacterial endocarditis due to Streptococcus mutans is presented. The case was successfully treated by intravenous and oral penicillin. Streptococcus mutans is a member of the viridans streptococcal group with properties similar to enterococcal streptococci. Since the enterococci are resistant to penicillin, and isolates of Streptococcus mutans are usually sensitive to penicillin, it is important that medical technologists and microbiologists accurately identify these organisms. The combination of the following characteristics: 1) lack of Group D antigen, 2) acid formation in mannitol broth, 3) failure to hydrolyze hippurate, and 4) formation in five per cent sucrose broth of gelatinous adherent deposits on walls and bottom of tube, distinguish Streptococcus mutans from enterococcal streptococci.
Authors:
J P Smith; J H Marymont; J H Schweers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medical technology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0002-9335     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Med Technol     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-30     Completed Date:  1977-06-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370505     Medline TA:  Am J Med Technol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
Female
Humans
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Penicillins / administration & dosage
Streptococcal Infections / complications*,  etiology
Streptococcus* / isolation & purification
Streptococcus mutans* / growth & development,  isolation & purification,  metabolism
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins

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