A case of culture-negative endocarditis due to Streptococcus tigurinus

Hajime Kanamori, Risako Kakuta, Hisakazu Yano, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Yoshiaki Gu, Chihiro Oe, Shinya Inomata, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Masumitsu Hatta, Shiro Endo, Koichi Tokuda, David J. Weber, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Mitsuo Kaku

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Culture-negative endocarditis remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge despite recent medical advances. Streptococcus tigurinus, a novel member of the Streptococcus mitis group, was first identified in Zurich. S.tigurinus possesses virulence determinants and causes invasive infections. We report a case of culture-negative endocarditis with serious complications due to S. tigurinus, which was identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis of excised valve tissue specimens. This technique is useful for identification of the causative microorganism in patients with culture-negative endocarditis and may facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate antimicrobial treatment.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)138-140
ページ数3
ジャーナルJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
21
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 2 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 微生物学(医療)
  • 薬理学(医学)
  • 感染症

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