Native valve endocarditis and femoral embolism due to Granulicatella adiacens: A rare case report

K. E. Vandana, C. Mukhopadhyay, N. R. Rau, V. Ajith, P. Rajath

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The fastidious Gram-positive cocci Granulicatella adiacens, previously known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are unusual but significant cause of endocarditis due to increased mortality and morbidity. Difficulties in reaching correct bacteriological identification, increased resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides and complicated clinical course have contributed to problems in management of cases of infective endocarditis caused by this bacterium. We present the first Indian case of endocarditis with arterial embolus by G. adiacens in an elderly male with no pre-existing cardiac abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2010

Fingerprint

Thigh
Endocarditis
Embolism
beta-Lactam Resistance
Gram-Positive Cocci
Macrolides
Case Management
Streptococcus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Bacteria
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

@article{9f704da2243d407994b0c93cc8044630,
title = "Native valve endocarditis and femoral embolism due to Granulicatella adiacens: A rare case report",
abstract = "The fastidious Gram-positive cocci Granulicatella adiacens, previously known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are unusual but significant cause of endocarditis due to increased mortality and morbidity. Difficulties in reaching correct bacteriological identification, increased resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides and complicated clinical course have contributed to problems in management of cases of infective endocarditis caused by this bacterium. We present the first Indian case of endocarditis with arterial embolus by G. adiacens in an elderly male with no pre-existing cardiac abnormality.",
author = "Vandana, {K. E.} and C. Mukhopadhyay and Rau, {N. R.} and V. Ajith and P. Rajath",
year = "2010",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1590/S1413-86702010000600015",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "634--636",
journal = "Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases",
issn = "1413-8670",
publisher = "Elsevier Editora Ltda",
number = "6",

}

Native valve endocarditis and femoral embolism due to Granulicatella adiacens : A rare case report. / Vandana, K. E.; Mukhopadhyay, C.; Rau, N. R.; Ajith, V.; Rajath, P.

In: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.11.2010, p. 634-636.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

TY - JOUR

T1 - Native valve endocarditis and femoral embolism due to Granulicatella adiacens

T2 - A rare case report

AU - Vandana, K. E.

AU - Mukhopadhyay, C.

AU - Rau, N. R.

AU - Ajith, V.

AU - Rajath, P.

PY - 2010/11/1

Y1 - 2010/11/1

N2 - The fastidious Gram-positive cocci Granulicatella adiacens, previously known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are unusual but significant cause of endocarditis due to increased mortality and morbidity. Difficulties in reaching correct bacteriological identification, increased resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides and complicated clinical course have contributed to problems in management of cases of infective endocarditis caused by this bacterium. We present the first Indian case of endocarditis with arterial embolus by G. adiacens in an elderly male with no pre-existing cardiac abnormality.

AB - The fastidious Gram-positive cocci Granulicatella adiacens, previously known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are unusual but significant cause of endocarditis due to increased mortality and morbidity. Difficulties in reaching correct bacteriological identification, increased resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides and complicated clinical course have contributed to problems in management of cases of infective endocarditis caused by this bacterium. We present the first Indian case of endocarditis with arterial embolus by G. adiacens in an elderly male with no pre-existing cardiac abnormality.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79955976735&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79955976735&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1590/S1413-86702010000600015

DO - 10.1590/S1413-86702010000600015

M3 - Letter

C2 - 21340307

AN - SCOPUS:79955976735

VL - 14

SP - 634

EP - 636

JO - Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

JF - Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

SN - 1413-8670

IS - 6

ER -