INFECTIOUS ENDOCARDITISSECONDARY TO NEISSERIA SPP IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC PROSTHESES: RARE ENTITY AND DIFFICULT DIAGNOSISJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2021-10-13
Authors : Youssef Fihri Youssef Aadi Nada Alloul Najat Mouine Ilyass Asfalou Zouhair Lakhal; Aatif Benyass;
Page : 626-631
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Infectious endocarditis is an infrequent pathology but with a very significant morbidity and mortality context. The MostCommon responsible germs are streptococci and staphylococci.Neisseria is a strain of bacteria characterized by several subgroups such as gram-negative diplococci which are present in the respiratory tract and which are generally harmless and other gram-negative bacteria such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae which are known to be pathogens involved in several pathologies.We report a case of infectious endocarditis in 37-year-old patient with mitral valve replacement who presented a prolonged febrile syndrome with discovery on transesophageal echocardiography of vegetation and blood cultures of an SP Neisseria.
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