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Title: Rothia dentocariosa, endocarditis and mycotic aneurysms: case report and review of the literature
Authors: Boudewijns, MichaĆ«l ×
Magerman, K
Verhaegen, Jan
Debrock, G
Peetermans, Willy
Donkersloot, P
Mewis, A
Peeters, Vanessa
Rummens, J L
Cartuyvels, R #
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Series Title: Clinical Microbiology and Infection vol:9 issue:3 pages:222-9
Abstract: Rothia dentocariosa is a rare cause of endocarditis. It occurs most frequently in patients with prior heart conditions. Although the clinical course is typically subacute, it has a high rate of complications. In particular, the reported incidence of mycotic aneurysms is as high as 25%. Penicillin is the treatment of choice, but additional complications may necessitate prompt surgical intervention. As far as we know, this paper reports the first case of repeated subarachnoid hemorrhages due to R. dentocariosa endocarditis.
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ISSN: 1198-743X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Administrative and Support Services, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
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