Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis with initial presentation of acute cerebral infarction in a healthy immunocompetent man

Wei Kai Li, Yao Shen Chen, Shue Ren Wann, Yung Ching Liu, Hung Chin Tsai

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Abstract

Lactococcus garvieae is considered a rare, opportunistic pathogen with low virulence in human infection. There are only scattered case reports of L. garvieae-related infection in humans in the past 20 years. The majority of them were reported to be infective endocarditis. We present a case study of a 41-year-old man with infective endocarditis caused by L. garvieae which is the first reported case with initial presentation as acute cerebral infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1146
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cerebral infarction
  • Endocarditis
  • Lactococcus garvieae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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