Endocardite à germe inhabituel: Abiotrophia defective [Abiotrophia defectiva: an unusual cause of endocarditis]

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_314117F44D34
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Endocardite à germe inhabituel: Abiotrophia defective [Abiotrophia defectiva: an unusual cause of endocarditis]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Baroz F., Clément P., Levy M., Duplain H.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
22/06/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
524
Pages
1242-1244
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
This article reports one of the rare cases of Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis with no underlying valvular condition. A sixty-three years old man was hospitalized because of complicated respiratory sepsis with acute heart failure. Hemocultures and echocardiogram enabled the diagnosis of A. defectiva endocarditis. The clinical course was favorable under combined aminoglycoside and cephalosporin. The patient ultimately required valvular replacement. A. defectiva is a micro-organism part of the Nutritionnaly Variant Streptococci (NVS) associated with a high mortality rate and often resistant to antibiotics. Although A. defectiva is a rare cause of endocarditis, prompt recognition and appropriate antibiotic treatment are essential to clinical course.
Keywords
Abiotrophia/isolation & purification, Abiotrophia/physiology, Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Cross Infection/diagnosis, Cross Infection/drug therapy, Cross Infection/microbiology, Cross Infection/mortality, Endocarditis, Bacterial/drug therapy, Endocarditis, Bacterial/microbiology, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/complications, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/diagnosis, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/drug therapy, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mitral Valve Insufficiency/diagnosis, Mitral Valve Insufficiency/microbiology, Oral Surgical Procedures/adverse effects
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