Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia requires rigorous exclusion of colonic neoplasia and endocarditis.

@article{Beeching1985StreptococcusBB,
  title={Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia requires rigorous exclusion of colonic neoplasia and endocarditis.},
  author={Nick J Beeching and Timothy I Christmas and R B Ellis-pegler and Geoffrey Nicholson},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 220},
  pages={439-50}
}
Twelve patients presented to the hospitals of the Auckland Hospital Board with bacteraemia caused by Streptococcus bovis in the years 1979-84. Ten had endocarditis, affecting homograft valves in two cases and the tricuspid valve in one case. Of nine patients who underwent investigation of the large bowel, only one did not have a colorectal tumour. Three had colonic adenocarcinoma and three had colorectal villous adenoma. Two, including a patient with acute hepatic failure from alcoholic… CONTINUE READING

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