Recurrent streptococcus mutans endocarditis

Julie M. Vose, Philip W. Smith, Marietta Henry, David Colan

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Abstract

Recurrent bacterial endocarditis is associated with several risk factors including parenteral drug abuse, past valvular heart disease, and periodontitis. Recurrence rates vary from 2 to 18 percent for a single recurrence, and 1 to 5 percent for two recurrences. An unusual case study of a patient experiencing three episodes of bacterial endocarditis following dental work is described. The episodes occurred at least one year apart and were characterized by biochemically identical strains of Streptococcus mutans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume82
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 1987

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