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dc.contributor.authorSchmalzle, S.A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T17:04:33Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T17:04:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85077915489&doi=10.1016%2fj.idcr.2020.e00701&partnerID=40&md5=ef25db95b63d366ba2adc633da4abaec
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/11679
dc.description.abstractAcute bacterial endocarditis is now common and easily suspected and recognized in the setting of prosthetic valves, injection drug use, or bacteremia with virulent organisms. Conversely, subacute bacterial endocarditis has drastically decreased in incidence, and recognition may be further hampered by the indolent non-specific presentation. Delayed diagnosis is common and can lead to serious complications and fatalities. We describe a patient found to have Streptococcus mutans subacute bacterial endocarditis, who presented with classic risk factors and findings, and who died shortly after presentation due to hemorrhagic conversion of an embolic stroke in the setting of anticoagulation. It is critical that all cases of streptococcal bacteremia be appropriately evaluated and treated, and that Streptococcus spp. not ever be routinely considered a blood culture 'contaminant'.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00701en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.relation.ispartofIDCases
dc.subjectInfective endocarditisen_US
dc.subjectLeukocytoclastic vasculitisen_US
dc.subjectStreptococcus mutansen_US
dc.subjectSubacute bacterial endocarditisen_US
dc.subjectviridans group streptococcien_US
dc.titleA classic and fatal case of Streptococcus mutans subacute bacterial endocarditis; A now potentially underappreciated diseaseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00701


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