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, cilt.6, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5812/jjm.8907
  • Dergi Adı: JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY

Özet

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.