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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-124

Splenic and kidney infarct: Sequelae of subacute Streptococcus mitis bacterial endocarditis


1 Department of Medicine and Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2 Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Sushilkumar Satish Gupta
Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_181_16

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Infective endocarditis (IE) is caused due to the vegetation on the heart valves, myocardium wall, or the pacemaker leads. Vegetation is a lesion that appears as a consequence of successive deposition of platelets and fibrin on the endothelial surface of the heart. Colonies of microbes can be usually found under the vegetation. Heart valves are involved more frequently as compared to other places. Streptococcus miti s, formerly known as S. mitior, is a commensal of the oral flora, however, if there of loss of integrity of the mucous membrane, the infection may disseminate to the blood flow. We describe here a rare presentation of S. mitis, causing IE and its complications in an immunocompetent patient.


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