Infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus tigurinus-like organisms


Streptococcus species are important causes of infective endocarditis but species identification remains challenging. We report two cases of infective endocarditis due to Streptococcus tigurinus-like organisms, which were first identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis and subsequently confirmed using phylogeny based on the analysis of the shetA gene encoding exfoliative toxin.

DOI: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.05.012

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@inproceedings{Peuchant2016InfectiveEC, title={Infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus tigurinus-like organisms}, author={O. Peuchant and G. Wirth and R. Tixier and M. Dijos and F. Camou and C. Greib and F. M{\'e}graud and A. M{\'e}nard}, booktitle={New microbes and new infections}, year={2016} }