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Rapidly destructive staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis


Zinkernagel, A S; Speck, R F; Ruef, C; Zingg, W; Berger-Bachi, B; Springer, B (2005). Rapidly destructive staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis. Infection, 33(3):148-150.

Abstract

A 29-year-old man with rapidly destructive Staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis after mitral valve reconstruction is presented. Resistance to rifampin and teicoplanin occurred during antibiotic treatment resulting in clinical failure and valve destruction. Subsequently, the patient was successfully treated, by combining valve replacement with antibiotic therapy including quinupristin/dalfopristin, levofloxacin, and vancomycin. In conclusion, S. epidermidis can cause rapid valve destruction with large vegetations, and combination of surgery and antibiotic therapy may be necessary.

A 29-year-old man with rapidly destructive Staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis after mitral valve reconstruction is presented. Resistance to rifampin and teicoplanin occurred during antibiotic treatment resulting in clinical failure and valve destruction. Subsequently, the patient was successfully treated, by combining valve replacement with antibiotic therapy including quinupristin/dalfopristin, levofloxacin, and vancomycin. In conclusion, S. epidermidis can cause rapid valve destruction with large vegetations, and combination of surgery and antibiotic therapy may be necessary.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:26 Mar 2009 15:47
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:29
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0300-8126
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s15010-005-4111-7
PubMed ID:15940416
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4249

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