|Title:||Endocarditis Caused by Abiotrophia Defectiva in Children||Authors:||HSUEH, PO-REN
|Keywords:||infective endocarditis;Abiotrophia defectiva;children;NUTRITIONALLY VARIANT STREPTOCOCCI;INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS;DEFICIENT STREPTOCOCCUS||Issue Date:||2002||Journal Volume:||v.21||Journal Issue:||n.7||Start page/Pages:||697-700||Source:||PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL||Abstract:||
Abiotrophia defectiva, formerly designated as the member of nutritionally variant streptococci, is a part of normal oral flora and may be a cause of culture-negative endocarditis. We report a case of infective endocarditis caused by A defectiva involving the mitral valve in a 12-year -old girl. She received antibiotic treatment for 8 weeks and was symptom- free 6 months after discharge. We also reviewed the pediatric cases of nutritionally variant streptococcal endocarditis published in the English literature since 1971.
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