Endocarditis due to Lactobacillus species is extremely rare. We report an uncommon case of Lactobacillus plantarum bioprosthetic aortic valve endocarditis, presenting with severe aortic steno-regurgitation, which responded to conventional medical and surgical treatment. This case provides a better understanding of the disease process of L. plantarum and highlights the role of transesophageal echocardiography in following the entire course of endocarditis. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Tavernese, A., Stelitano, M., Mauceri, A., Mollace, R., Uccello, G., Romeo, F., et al. (2020). Progression of Lactobacillus plantarum prosthetic valve endocarditis followed by transesophageal echocardiogram. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 97, 160-161 [10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.067].

Progression of Lactobacillus plantarum prosthetic valve endocarditis followed by transesophageal echocardiogram

Romeo, F;Cammalleri, V
2020

Abstract

Endocarditis due to Lactobacillus species is extremely rare. We report an uncommon case of Lactobacillus plantarum bioprosthetic aortic valve endocarditis, presenting with severe aortic steno-regurgitation, which responded to conventional medical and surgical treatment. This case provides a better understanding of the disease process of L. plantarum and highlights the role of transesophageal echocardiography in following the entire course of endocarditis. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases.
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Commento
Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/11
English
Endocarditis
Lactobacillus Plantarum
Bioprosthetic aortic valve
Cardiology
Disease Progression
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis, Bacterial
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prosthesis-Related Infections
Aortic Valve
Lactobacillus plantarum
Tavernese, A., Stelitano, M., Mauceri, A., Mollace, R., Uccello, G., Romeo, F., et al. (2020). Progression of Lactobacillus plantarum prosthetic valve endocarditis followed by transesophageal echocardiogram. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 97, 160-161 [10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.067].
Tavernese, A; Stelitano, M; Mauceri, A; Mollace, R; Uccello, G; Romeo, F; Cammalleri, V
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