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A Case of Infective Endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva in Korea

Authors
 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 
Citation
 Infection and Chemotherapy, Vol.48(3) : 229-233, 2016 
Journal Title
 Infection and Chemotherapy 
ISSN
 2093-2340 
Issue Date
2016
Keywords
Abiotrophia defectiva ; infective endocarditis
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.
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DOI
10.3947/ic.2016.48.3.229
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
구남수(Ku, Nam Su) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9717-4327
김준명(Kim, June Myung)
박서현(Park, Seo Hyun)
송영구(Song, Young Goo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0733-4156
최준용(Choi, Jun Yong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
한상훈(Han, Sang Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4278-5198
홍그루(Hong, Geu Ru) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4981-3304
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/152287
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