Infective endocarditis complicated by intraventricular abscesses, pericarditis, and mycotic aneurysm due to an emerging strain of serotype VI Streptococcus agalactiae.

We report a case of infective endocarditis complicated by intraventricular abscesses, pericarditis, and mycotic aneurysm due to S. agalactiae belonging to ST681 with a capsular serotype VI in a diabetic woman. The patient also had a myocardial infarction and was treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, pericardiocentesis, and 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment. Invasive infections due to serotype VI S. agalactiae are common in Asian countries such as Taiwan and Japan and continuous monitoring of invasive S. agalactiae strains is warranted. PMID: 29093314 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research

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