First report of prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis due to Corynebacterium striatum: Successful medical treatment. Case report and literature review

Margarita Mashavi, Elena Soifer, David Harpaz, Yitzhak Beigel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A rare case of prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis due to Corynebacterium striatum, treated medically, is reported. While this organism has been described in a few cases of native valve endocarditis, only two cases of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis have been reported. We herewith report the first case of successful medical treatment of prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis due to C. striatum, emphasizing the complicated clinical course and reviewing the literature regarding diagnosis and therapeutical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e139-e141
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corynebacterium striatum
  • Endocarditis
  • Prosthetic mitral valve

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'First report of prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis due to Corynebacterium striatum: Successful medical treatment. Case report and literature review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this