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Endocarditis Caused by Penicillin-Resistant Viridans Streptococci: 2 Cases and Controversies in Therapy

Charles S. Levy, Palaniandy Kogulan, Vee J. Gill, Michele B. Croxton, James G. Kane and Daniel R. Lucey

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 4, pages 577-579
Published in print August 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/321910
Endocarditis Caused by Penicillin-Resistant Viridans Streptococci: 2 Cases and Controversies in Therapy

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Although penicillin-resistant viridans streptococci have been isolated from samples from the mouth, blood, and wounds in increasing numbers, viridans streptococci isolated from patients with endocarditis have remained sensitive to penicillin for the past 5 decades. We report the cases of 2 patients with penicillin-resistant viridans streptococcal endocarditis, review 6 other cases from the literature, and summarize 2 studies that used an animal model of penicillin-resistant viridans streptococcal endocarditis.

Journal Article.  2040 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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