Bioprosthetic aortic valve endocarditis in association with Enterococcus durans

Luca Fallavollita, Lorena Di Gioacchino, Fabrizio Balestrini

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Abstract

Enterococci are common organisms associated with endocarditis, but infection by Enterococcus durans is very rare. To our knowledge, only 3 cases have been reported in the medical literature, and all 3 have involved native valves. Here we publish the first reported case (to our knowledge) of E. durans endocarditis in association with a bioprosthetic aortic valve. After the organism and its antibiotic susceptibility were identified, the 74-year-old male patient was treated successfully with teicoplanin and gentamicin, over a course of 6 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Aortic valve, bioprosthetic
  • Bacterial/ therapy
  • Drug resistance, multiple, bacterial
  • Drug therapy, combination
  • Endocarditis
  • Enterococcus durans/drug effects/isolation & purification
  • Gentamicins/therapeutic use
  • Microbial sensitivity tests
  • Teicoplanin/therapeutic use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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