Mitral and aortic valve endocarditis due to a rare microorganism: Abiotrophia defectiva and literature review

Özlem Aydemir
2017 Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  
ÖZ Abiotrophia defectiva besinsel olarak varyant streptokoklar grubuna aittir ve orofarengeal, gastrointestinal ve genitoüriner sistemlerde kolonileşebilir. Abiotrophia defectiva nadiren infektif endokardite yol açarken Abiotrophia defectiva'nın yol açtığı enfeksiyonlar yüksek morbidite ve mortalite oranlarına sahiptir. Bu olgu sunumunda, Abiotrophia defectiva'nın yol açtığı infektif mitral ve aort kapak endokarditi olgusu sunuldu. Anah tar söz cük ler: Abiotrophia defectiva; infektif
more » ... infektif endokardit; varyant streptokoklar ABSTRACT Abiotrophia defectiva belongs to the nutritionally variant streptococci group and can colonize in oropharyngeal, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. Abiotrophia defectiva rarely causes infective endocarditis while infections caused by Abiotrophia defectiva have high morbidity and mortality rates. In this case report, we present a case of infective mitral and aortic valve endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva.
doi:10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14721 fatcat:ebeli6xg3nad3l2vveqz2tpo6a