Fatal infective endocarditis caused by Aerococcus sanguinicola: a case report and literature review

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Aerococcus sanguinicola is a bacterium that can cause urinary tract infections and on rare occasions infective endocarditis (IE). The prognosis of IE caused by aerococci is generally favourable despite that the patients are typically old and have multiple comorbidities. Here we report a case of A. sanguinicola native valve aortic IE in a 68-year-old man with an underlying urinary tract condition. The infection led to severe aortic valve insufficiency and rapid death before the patient could be subjected to surgery. This demonstrates that IE caused by A. sanguinicola can be severe and cause valve destruction. In addition to the case report, we provide a review of the current literature on A. sanguinicola IE.

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummere01732
TidskriftIDCases
Volym31
DOI
StatusPublished - 2023 jan.

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  • Infektionsmedicin

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