Endocarditis caused by Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis in a patient with atrial myxoma: a case report.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2006 Nov 6;56(3):325-8. Epub 2006 Jun 6.

Department of Infectious Diseases, II Faculty of Medicine, Sant'Andrea Hospital, University of Rome La Sapienza, 00189 Rome, Italy.

We report a case of subacute endocarditis in a 55-year-old patient affected by left atrial myxoma and with a severe mitral regurgitation. Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis was isolated from blood cultures and infection was eliminated by treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid.

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November 2006
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