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Penicillin G–Resistant Viridans Group Streptococcal Endocarditis and Interpretation of the American Heart Association's Guidelines for the Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

Shigeki Fujitani, Marie-Claire Rowlinson and W. Lance George

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 7, pages 1064-1066
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/529199
Penicillin G–Resistant Viridans Group Streptococcal Endocarditis and Interpretation of the American Heart Association's Guidelines for the Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

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We report a case of endocarditis due to a penicillin-dquo;resistantdquo; Streptococcus parasanguinis, discuss interpretations of the American Heart Association's guidelines for the treatment of viridans group streptococcal infection, and comment on therapy for infective endocarditis due to penicillin-resistant viridans group streptococci.

Journal Article.  1888 words.  Illustrated.

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

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