Subacute bacterial endocarditis secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae

Michael Gelfand, Michael G. Threlkeld

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Abstract

Pneumococcal endocarditis characteristically presents as an acute illness, often accompanied by purulent meningitis, rapid destruction of the heart valves, congestive heart failure, and high mortality. We describe two patients with subacute pneumococcal endocarditis without a known primary source of pneumococcal bacteremia, fever, meningitis, or congestive heart failure. Both patients were cured with medical therapy. Pneumococcal endocarditis can present as an indolent illness resembling viridans streptococcal endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Endocarditis
Meningitis
Heart Failure
Heart Valves
Bacteremia
Fever
Mortality

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  • Medicine(all)

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Subacute bacterial endocarditis secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. / Gelfand, Michael; Threlkeld, Michael G.

In: The American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 93, No. 1, 01.01.1992, p. 91-93.

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