Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis and associated hemophagocytic syndrome--a first case report and review of the literature.

@article{Kiernan2008AbiotrophiaDE,
  title={Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis and associated hemophagocytic syndrome--a first case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Thomas John Kiernan and N O'Flaherty and R Wayde Gilmore and Emily E. Ho and Mary Kay Hickey and Michael Tolan and David Mulcahy and David Paul Moore},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={478-82}
}
In this manuscript we describe the first association in the literature between Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis and the hemophagocytic syndrome. There are multiple important clinical points of information that must be highlighted from this case. A. defectiva is an aggressive organism with a high level of resistance to antibiotic pharmacotherapy with a high predilection for embolic complications and valvular destruction despite treatment with sensitive antibiotics. A. defectiva endocarditis… CONTINUE READING