Note. Tricuspid valve group B streptococcal endocarditis following elective abortion

C. V. Vartian, E. J. Septimus

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Abstract

Streptococcus agalactiae, a group B streptococcus, has been a well-known cause of postpartum and postabortion endocarditis since the preantibiotic era. Streptococcus agalactiae is capable of infecting normal valves and usually produces left-sided disease. We describe a 30-year-old woman who developed tricuspid valve endocarditis due to S. agalactiae. Excision of the valve and a 4-week course of therapy with vancomycin resulted in cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-998
Number of pages2
JournalReviews of Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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