Proteus mirabilis: A rare cause of infectious endocarditis

Daniel Claassen, John Batsis, Robert Orenstein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

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 - 2007

Fingerprint

Proteus mirabilis
Bacteremia
Endocarditis
Fever
Anti-Bacterial Agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

Cite this

Proteus mirabilis : A rare cause of infectious endocarditis. / Claassen, Daniel; Batsis, John; Orenstein, Robert.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2007, p. 373-375.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Claassen, Daniel ; Batsis, John ; Orenstein, Robert. / Proteus mirabilis : A rare cause of infectious endocarditis. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 373-375.
@article{a99d035efe8e4b089fa66f55ec6c1fa0,
title = "Proteus mirabilis: A rare cause of infectious endocarditis",
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.",
author = "Daniel Claassen and John Batsis and Robert Orenstein",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.1080/00365540600981652",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "39",
pages = "373--375",
journal = "Infectious diseases (London, England)",
issn = "2374-4235",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Proteus mirabilis

T2 - A rare cause of infectious endocarditis

AU - Claassen, Daniel

AU - Batsis, John

AU - Orenstein, Robert

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34147215097&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34147215097&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00365540600981652

DO - 10.1080/00365540600981652

M3 - Article

C2 - 17454908

AN - SCOPUS:34147215097

VL - 39

SP - 373

EP - 375

JO - Infectious diseases (London, England)

JF - Infectious diseases (London, England)

SN - 2374-4235

IS - 4

ER -