A case of infective endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva in Korea

Seohyun Park, Hea Won Ann, Jin Young Ahn, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Geu Ru Hong, Jun Young Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim

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Abstract

Abiotrophia defectiva, a nutritionally variant streptococci can cause bacteremia, brain abscess, septic arthritis and in rare cases, infective endocarditis, which accounts for 5-6% of all cases. A. defectiva is characteristically difficult to diagnose and the mortality, morbidity and complication rates are high. Here, we discuss a case of infective endocarditis caused by A. defectiva. A 62-year-old female had previously undergone prosthetic valve replacement 6 years prior to admission. She developed infective endocarditis after tooth extraction. Her endocarditis was successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy and mitral valve replacement surgery. This is the first case of infective endocarditis caused by A. defectiva reported in Korea. This case shows that A. defectiva could be considered as a causative organism of infective endocarditis in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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Abiotrophia
Korea
Endocarditis
Tooth Extraction
Infectious Arthritis
Brain Abscess
Bacteremia
Streptococcus
Mitral Valve
Morbidity
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Park, S., Ann, H. W., Ahn, J. Y., Ku, N. S., Han, S. H., Hong, G. R., ... Kim, J. M. (2016). A case of infective endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva in Korea. Infection and Chemotherapy, 48(3), 229-233. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2016.48.3.229
Park, Seohyun ; Ann, Hea Won ; Ahn, Jin Young ; Ku, Nam Su ; Han, Sang Hoon ; Hong, Geu Ru ; Choi, Jun Young ; Song, Young Goo ; Kim, June Myung. / A case of infective endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva in Korea. In: Infection and Chemotherapy. 2016 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 229-233.
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A case of infective endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva in Korea. / Park, Seohyun; Ann, Hea Won; Ahn, Jin Young; Ku, Nam Su; Han, Sang Hoon; Hong, Geu Ru; Choi, Jun Young; Song, Young Goo; Kim, June Myung.

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