Endocarditis caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus mitis in a 12-year-old boy

I. F. Huang, Christine C. Chiou, Yung Ching Liu, Kai Sheng Hsieh

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Abstract

A case of congenital coronary arteriovenous fistula with infective endocarditis caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus mitis is reported. Lack of prophylactic antibiotics during dental procedure may cause the development of endocarditis. Bactericidal test (Schlichter test) was performed to guide the therapy for this case of bacterial endocarditis caused by penicillin-resistant viridans streptococci. This case highlights the importance of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with underlying heart disease undergoing dental procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Congenital coronary arteriovenous fistulas
  • Penicillin-resistant viridans streptococci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology (medical)

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