Native valve endocarditis and femoral embolism due to Granulicatella adiacens: a rare case report

Vandana, KE and Mukhopadhyay, C and Rau, NR and Ajith, V and Rajath, P (2010) Native valve endocarditis and femoral embolism due to Granulicatella adiacens: a rare case report. Braz J Infect Dis, 14 (6). pp. 634-636.

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Abstract

The fastidious Gram-positive cocci Granulicatella adiacens, previously known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are unusual but signifi cant cause of endocarditis due to increased mortality and morbidity. Diffi culties in reaching correct bacteriological identifi cation, increased resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides and complicated clinical course have contributed to problems in management of cases of infective endocarditis caused by this bacterium. We present the first Indian case of endocarditis with arterial embolus by G. adiacens in an elderly male with no preexisting cardiac abnormality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: endocarditis; granulicatella adiacens; femoral embolism
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2011 10:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/246

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