Proteus mirabilis: A rare cause of infectious endocarditis

Daniel Claassen, John Batsis, Robert Orenstein

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Abstract

Native valve endocarditis resulting from Proteus mirabilis is an exceptionally rare entity. To date, 10 cases have been reported. We present a case of a 58-y-old female with fevers, bacteremia, and embolic phenomenon. Unlike previous cases, early antibiotic treatment precluded valvular repair or death, leading to a favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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