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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31822e9a57
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Staphylococcus schleiferi Native Valve Endocarditis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Mihu, Mircea Radu MD; Mihu, Ramona MD; Daniel, Imola MD; Deliana, Danila MD; Yarrish, Robert MD; Jesmajian, Stephen MD

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Abstract: Staphylococcus schleiferi is a recently described organism that infrequently causes disease in humans. To date, infections have included endocarditis in patients with prosthetic valves, pacemaker leads, or suppressed immunity. We present a case of an immunocompetent patient with native valve S. schleiferi subspecies coagulans endocarditis complicated by vertebral osteomyelitis. This case is of special interest both because of the rarity of the infectious agent and because of the paucity of associated clinical signs and symptoms.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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