European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

, Volume 10, Issue 12, pp 1056–1057

Corynebacterium CDC Group A-4 native valve endocarditis

  • A. Lifshitz
  • N. Arber
  • E. Pras
  • Z. Samra
  • J. Pinkhas
  • Y. Sidi
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DOI: 10.1007/BF01984928

Cite this article as:
Lifshitz, A., Arber, N., Pras, E. et al. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (1991) 10: 1056. doi:10.1007/BF01984928

Abstract

A patient with endocarditis caused byCorynebacterium CDC Group A-4 is described. This is the first case in the literature of endocarditis caused by this bacteria, and is unique in that the patient was immune competent and the infection occurred on a native valve. This case illustrates that corynebacteria cannot be considered a contaminant and that the exact pathogen should be identified.

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lifshitz
    • 1
  • N. Arber
    • 1
  • E. Pras
    • 1
  • Z. Samra
    • 2
  • J. Pinkhas
    • 1
  • Y. Sidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine DBeilinson Medical Center, Sackler School of MedicinePetah TiqvaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyBeilinson Medical Center, Sackler School of MedicinePetah TiqvaIsrael