Endocarditis caused by nutritionally variant streptococci: a case report and literature review.

@article{Giuliano2012EndocarditisCB,
  title={Endocarditis caused by nutritionally variant streptococci: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Simone Giuliano and Roberta Caccese and Paolo Carfagna and Antonio Vena and Marco Aurelio Falcone and Mario Venditti},
  journal={Le infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di eziologia, epidemiologia, diagnostica, clinica e terapia delle patologie infettive},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={67-74}
}
Infective endocarditis (IE) due to Abiotrophia and Granulicatella species, previously referred to as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS), occurs rarely and is often associated with negative blood cultures. Rates of treatment failure, infection relapse and mortality are higher than those of endocarditis caused by other viridans streptococci. We report a case of endocarditis caused by Granulicatella adiacens in a young man with no risk factors, who was successfully treated with surgery and… CONTINUE READING

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