Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis presenting with hemiplegia


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Akkoyunlu Y. , IRAZ M., KOCAMAN G., CEYLAN B., Aydin C. , ASLAN T.

JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, vol.6, no.6, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/jjm.8907
  • Title of Journal : JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY

Abstract

Abiotrophia defectiva was previously known as a member of the nutritionally variant streptococcus (NVS). This microorganism is a member of the normal flora of mouth, urogenital and intestinal tracts. It causes various infections such as bacteriemia, brain abscess, septic arthritis and rarely infective endocarditis. Only <1% of all cases of endocarditis are caused by A. defectiva.