Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 4
Abiotrophia Defectiva Endocarditis Related To Mitral Valve Prolapse: a Case Report
Ahmet Ümit Güllü1,Şahin Şenay1,Salih Anıl Boğa2,Cem Alhan1
1Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.328 Abiotrophia defectiva is a very rare and important cause of culture-negative infective endocarditis and may cause insidious clinical progression. Clinicians should be aware of this bacterium when dealing with blood culturenegative endocarditis especially in patients with predisposing factor such as mitral valve prolapse. Keywords : Abiotrophia defectiva, infective endocarditis, mitral valve prolapse