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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(10), 348-349
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-10-7
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A Very Uncommon Case of Infective Endocarditis

Zain AlShanableh1, , Pimen Kurashvili1, Jehad Azar1 and Basel Altaqi2

1Internal Medicine Resident, MD, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

2Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, MD, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Pub. Date: July 01, 2020

Cite this paper:
Zain AlShanableh, Pimen Kurashvili, Jehad Azar and Basel Altaqi. A Very Uncommon Case of Infective Endocarditis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(10):348-349. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-10-7

Abstract

Acinetobacter is a gram-negative coccobacillus associated with various hospital-acquired infections and community-acquired infections including pneumonia as well as urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue infections. Acinetobacter is a rare cause of infective endocarditis reported mainly in hospitalized patients with risk factors, and typically presents with severe disease.

Keywords:
Acinetobacter infective endocarditis

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