Lactococcus garvieae Endocarditis on a Prosthetic Biological Aortic Valve

A. Tsur, T. Slutzki, D. Flusser

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    Abstract

    Lactococcus garvieae (LG) endocarditis is a rare disease in humans. There are only about 16 reported cases in the world. We report a 76-year-old male patient with LG endocarditis. In depth interview with the patient revealed that 2 weeks prior to admission, he had eaten sushi containing raw fish. Unlike many of the other infections reported, which were on a native mitral valve, our patient's vegetation was on a prosthetic aortic valve.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)435-437
    Number of pages3
    JournalZoonoses and Public Health
    Volume62
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

    Keywords

    • Bacterial endocarditis
    • Lactococcus garvieae

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