Nosocomial valve endocarditis due to corynebacterium striatum: a case report

@article{Marull2008NosocomialVE,
  title={Nosocomial valve endocarditis due to corynebacterium striatum: a case report},
  author={Jorge Manuel Marull and Pablo A Casares},
  journal={Cases Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={388 - 388}
}
Staphylococcus aureus, Coagulase-negative staphylococci, and Enterococci sp. are the usual pathogens involved in nosocomial bacterial endocarditis. Corynebacterium species isolation in blood specimens is usually considered to be a contaminant. We present an interesting case of native mitral valve endocarditis in a 73 year old African American female that… CONTINUE READING

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