Abiotrophia defectiva Infective Endocarditis: A Rare and Dangerous Cause of Endocarditis
Largo Medical Center
Abiotrophia defectiva, endocarditis, root canal
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
Infective endocarditis is an uncommon heart infection, typically involving heart valves. Abiotrophia defectiva is a rare cause of endocarditis, typically found within the GI tract, and is usually difficult to isolate and requires specialized media. We report a case of Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis following a root canal.
Publisher or Conference
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Lancaster I, Patel D, Tamboli C, Chun P, Sethi V, Namey J. Abiotrophia defectiva Infective Endocarditis: A Rare and Dangerous Cause of Endocarditis. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2022;():7050257. doi:10.1155/2022/7050257