Infective endocarditis due to Granulicatella adiacens: a case report and review

  • Kanne Padmaja Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Vemu Lakshmi Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sreevdya Subramanian Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Mamidi Neeraja Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Siva Rama Krishna Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • O Sai Satish Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Keywords: Gram-positive cocci, fastidious pathogen, sepsis, satellitism

Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by nutritionally variant Streptococci (NVS) is associated with high bacteriologic and treatment failure and mortality rates compared to endocarditis caused by other Streptococci. With automated blood culture systems, the rates of NVS-associated IE accounts for 5%-6% cases. We report a case of IE caused by NVS in an elderly female patient with no risk factors. The patient was successfully treated with combination antimicrobial therapy.

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Author Biographies

Kanne Padmaja, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences,Assistant Professor,Dept of Microbiology
Vemu Lakshmi, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Professor and Head Dept of Microbiology
Sreevdya Subramanian, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
DNB 3rd year Resident in Microbiology
Mamidi Neeraja, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Senior lab Investigator in Dept of Microbiology
Siva Rama Krishna, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Junior Resident in Department of Cardiology
O Sai Satish, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Professor and Head of the Dept of Cardiology
Published
2014-04-15
How to Cite
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Padmaja K, Lakshmi V, Subramanian S, Neeraja M, Krishna SR, Satish OS (2014) Infective endocarditis due to Granulicatella adiacens: a case report and review. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:548-550. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3689
Section
Case Reports

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