Lactococcus garvieae Endocarditis on a Prosthetic Biological Aortic Valve

A. Tsur, T. Slutzki, D. Flusser

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Abstract

Lactococcus garvieae (LG) endocarditis is a rare disease in humans. There are only about 16 reported cases in the world. We report a 76-year-old male patient with LG endocarditis. In depth interview with the patient revealed that 2 weeks prior to admission, he had eaten sushi containing raw fish. Unlike many of the other infections reported, which were on a native mitral valve, our patient's vegetation was on a prosthetic aortic valve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalZoonoses and Public Health
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Lactococcus garvieae

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