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Case Studies | Medicine Science | United States of America | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018
Subacute Corynebacterium Striatum Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis, A Rare Case Report
Umar Hayat MD  | Saba Afroz MD 
Abstract: Corynebacterium diphtheria is the well-known cause of pharyngitis and other upper respiratory tract infections. With the advent of efficient vaccination system, the incidence of these infections has been significantly reduced in developed countries. However, in the recent past, non-toxegenic strains of corynebactrium diphtheriae has been associated with a variety of systemic infections especially in immune-compromised. They may cause infective endocarditis, septic arthritis, bacteremia etc. In this case we are going to present a case of right sided endocarditis caused by a relatively less virulent Corynebacterium diphtheriae species.
Keywords: NTCD, Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium strains, IE, Infective Endocarditis
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,
Pages: 17 - 19
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