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Atypical presentation of Abiotrophia defectiva infective endocarditis in an octogenarian
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  • Gerard Forde,
  • Mary Lucey,
  • Paula O Shea,
  • Ramadan Shatwan,
  • Julie Okiro,
  • Eamon Mulkerin
Gerard Forde
University Hospital Galway
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Mary Lucey
University Hospital Galway
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Paula O Shea
University Hospital Galway
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Ramadan Shatwan
University Hospital Galway
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Julie Okiro
University Hospital Galway
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Eamon Mulkerin
Saolta University Hospital Group
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Abstract

Abiotrophia defectiva (A defectiva), a rare cause of bacterial infective endocarditis(IE) often presents with pyrexia and florid sepsis. This case highlights that A defectiva IE can present non-specifically in older frail patients without classical clinical findings. A. defectiva may be associated with a high proportion of culture-negative IE.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

31 Aug 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
04 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
04 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
25 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned