ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Mitral and aortic valve endocarditis due to a rare microorganism: Abiotrophia defectiva and literature review
Özlem Aydemir1, Hüseyin Hatipoğlu2, Kerem Yılmaz2, Mehmet Koroğlu2, İbrahim Kara3, Tayfur Demiray1
1Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of Medical Microbiology, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14721
Abiotrophia defectiva belongs to the nutritionally variant streptococci group and can colonize in oropharyngeal, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. Abiotrophia defectiva rarely causes infective endocarditis while infections caused by Abiotrophia defectiva have high morbidity and mortality rates. In this case report, we present a case of infective mitral and aortic valve endocarditis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva.
Keywords : Abiotrophia defectiva; infective endocarditis; variant streptococci
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