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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318248ef6b
Case Reports

Klebsiella oxytoca Endocarditis in a Patient With a Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve

Duggal, Abhijit MD, MPH, FACP*; Waraich, Kanwaljit K. MD; Cutrona, Anthony MD, FIDSA, FACP‡§

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Abstract: Klebsiella oxytoca endocarditis is extremely rare, with only 4 cases of isolated K oxytoca endocarditis reported in the literature. We report a case of K oxytoca endocarditis in a patient with a bioprosthetic aortic valve. We also discuss that physicians should consider K pneumoniae and K oxytoca endocarditis as separate entities to be managed differently. We highlight that K oxytoca responds to antibiotic therapy alone, unlike the need for surgical intervention in K pneumoniae endocarditis.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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