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American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research. 2021, 7(1), 10-12
DOI: 10.12691/ajcdr-7-1-3
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Isolated Native Pulmonic Valve Infective Endocarditis with Staphylococcus Lugdunensis

Sahra Ahmadi1, and Jennifer Giuseffi2

1Department of Internal Medicine, WellStar Kennestone Medical Center, Marietta, GA, United States of America

2Department of Cardiology, WellStar Kennestone Medical Center, Marietta, GA, United States of America

Pub. Date: July 27, 2021

Cite this paper:
Sahra Ahmadi and Jennifer Giuseffi. Isolated Native Pulmonic Valve Infective Endocarditis with Staphylococcus Lugdunensis. American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research. 2021; 7(1):10-12. doi: 10.12691/ajcdr-7-1-3

Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening inflammation of the endocardial surface of the heart usually caused by an infection in a patient with a pre-existing heart condition. Isolated pulmonic valve IE cases without risk factors comprise a very small entity of cases. Bacteremic speciation with a coagulase-negative staphylococci, although not as common as its coagulase positive counterpart, carries significant pathogenic potential and deserves regard. Staphylococcus lugdunensis commonly lives on a person’s skin that is typically harmless when it remains outside the body but associated with high morbidity and mortality when present in the bloodstream. Our case describes a patient with IE of the pulmonic valve without risk factors cultured with the virulent Staphylococcus lugdunensis.

Keywords:
infective endocarditis staphylococcus lugdunensis pulmonic valve native valve

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