Native triple-valve endocarditis caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus sanguis


Bavunoglu I. , Sahin S., Yilmaz M., Toptas T. , Tabak F. , Tunckale A.

NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE, vol.4, no.6, pp.340-343, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/ncpcardio0906
  • Title of Journal : NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-343

Abstract

Background A 26-year-old man with known but untreated ventricular septal defect was admitted to the emergency ward with abdominal pain, fever and weight loss. Transthoracic echocardiography showed multiple vegetations on the anterior mitral leaflet, a mobile vegetation on the surface of the aortic noncoronary cusp and another on the tricuspid valve. His blood cultures grew Streptococcus sanguis with a penicillin minimum inhibitory concentration of 3 mu g/ml.