Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them (in the Brain and Bone): Atypical Abiotropha Defectiva Endocarditis Complicated by CVA and Spinal Osteomyelitis
Blake Medical Center
endocarditis, osteomyelitis, Abiotrophia defectiva, Streptococcus defectivus
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diseases
67-year-old presented with subacute left temporal lobe infarction, lumbar spine osteomyelitis, and aortic valve vegetation. Further investigations demonstrated Abiotrophia defectiva bacteremia. He was treated with penicillin and gentamicin, discharged with 4 weeks ceftriaxone. We wish to raise awareness of complications of A. defectiva endocarditis and encourage further research into treatment.
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Niu K, Shah M, Alemar-Hernandez H. Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them (in the Brain and Bone): Atypical Abiotropha Defectiva Endocarditis Complicated by CVA and Spinal Osteomyelitis [preprint]. Authorea. November 07, 2022. doi: 10.22541/au.166780628.82579902/v1