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dc.contributor.authorMidilli, Kenan
dc.contributor.authorSimsek-Yavuz, Serap
dc.contributor.authorCagatay, Atahan
dc.contributor.authorOzsut, Halit
dc.contributor.authorBasaran, Seniha
dc.contributor.authorAliyev, Vasif
dc.contributor.authorEraksoy, Haluk
dc.identifier.citationSimsek-Yavuz S., Basaran S., Aliyev V., Midilli K., Cagatay A., Ozsut H., Eraksoy H., "Diphtheroids in Blood Cultures Could Be Streptococcus mutans: A Case of Infective Endocarditis Diagnosed After 16 Months", KLIMIK JOURNAL, cilt.28, sa.3, ss.122-125, 2015
dc.description.abstractA case of infective endocarditis (IE) presented with fatigue, lowgrade fever, painful nodular lesions and intracranial haemorrhage and diagnosed after 16 months is reported. A 35-year-old woman without any previous disease was investigated at different medical departments during these 16 months. Despite the detection of an underlying valvular heart disease by echocardiography, the patient was thought to have vasculitis because of absence of vegetations and presence of autoantibodies including rheumatoid factor, perinuclear and cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. IE was suspected because of multiple cerebral mycotic aneurysms revealed in magnetic resonance imaging, and subsequent blood cultures yielded Gram-positive diphtheroid rods after three days of incubation. Although the organism was identified as Listeria sp. by biochemical identification tests, 16S rRNA analysis revealed that it was Streptococcus mutans. It is concluded that several autoantibodies could be positive in IE cases and vegetation could not be seen by echocardiography and S. mutans could be seen as diphtheroids in blood cultures.
dc.subjectYaşam Bilimleri
dc.subjectSağlık Bilimleri
dc.subjectTemel Bilimler
dc.subjectTemel Tıp Bilimleri
dc.subjectTIP, GENEL & İÇECEK
dc.subjectKlinik Tıp
dc.subjectKlinik Tıp (MED)
dc.subjectYaşam Bilimleri (LIFE)
dc.titleDiphtheroids in Blood Cultures Could Be Streptococcus mutans: A Case of Infective Endocarditis Diagnosed After 16 Months
dc.relation.journalKLIMIK JOURNAL
dc.contributor.departmentİstanbul Üniversitesi , ,

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