Association of Mitral Valve Prolapse with Infective Endocarditis Due to Viridans Group Streptococci

Daniel C. Desimone, Christopher V. Desimone, Imad M. Tleyjeh, Daniel D. Correa De Sa, Nandan S. Anavekar, Brian D. Lahr, Muhammad R. Sohail, James M. Steckelberg, Walter R. Wilson, Larry M. Baddour

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Abstract

Although patients with certain cardiac valve abnormalities have increased risk of infective endocarditis (IE), it is unknown whether these abnormalities are associated with specific pathogens in IE cases. We report a strong association between mitral valve prolapse and viridans group streptococcal IE in a population-based cohort from Olmsted County, Minnesota.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2015

Keywords

  • endocarditis
  • valvulopathy
  • viridans group streptococci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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