Malkin, Joanne and Kimmitt, Patrick T. and Ou, Hong-Yu and Bhasker, Pretti S. Santi and Khare, Milind and Deng, Zixin and Stephenson, Iain and Sosnowski, Andrew W. and Perera, Nelun and Rajakumar, Kumar (2008) Identification of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. macedonicus as the etiological agent in a case of culture-negative multivalve infective endocarditis by 16S rDNA PCR analysis of resected valvular tissue. Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 17 (5). pp. 589-592. ISSN 0966-8519Full text not available from this repository.
Today, PCR using broad-range primers is being used increasingly to detect pathogens from resected heart valves. Herein is described the first case of multivalve infective endocarditis where 16S rDNA PCR was used to detect a single pathogen from two affected valves in a 61-year-old man. Triple heart valve replacement was required despite six weeks of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. The organism was confirmed as Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. macedonicus, a member of the 'S. equinus/S. bovis' complex. To date, only one report has been made of human infection due to this organism. This may be due to the limited resolution of the routine diagnostic methods used and/or as a consequence of the complex nomenclature associated with this group of organisms.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||26 Mar 2009 15:11|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2009 15:11|
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