Abiotrophia defectiva: A rare cause of infective endocarditis

Yemisen M., KÖKSAL ÇAKIRLAR F., METE B., Yarimcam F., Okcun B., KÜÇÜKOĞLU M. S., ...More

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.38, no.10, pp.939-941, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A case of Abiotrophia defectiva-caused infective endocarditis is described. The patient was successfully treated with penicillin combined with gentamicin. Due to the fastidious nature of the agent, there is a need for special media for isolation and moreover, there is a need for a future development of susceptibility assays applicable to the organism.