Group B streptococcus endocarditis associated with multiple pulmonary septic emboli

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Carlos G. Teran *
Ariel O. Antezana
Jerome Salvani
Deborah Abaitey
(*) Corresponding Author:
Carlos G. Teran | carlos.teran@woodhullhc.nychhc.org

Abstract

Endocarditis is a rare presentation of group B streptococcal infection. Its association with pulmonary septic embolism was only barely studied and limited data is available up to date. Multiple septic emboli is a common complication of bacterial endocarditis, but only a few cases have been documented in relation to group B streptococcus. We present the case of an 87-year-old female patient with multiple underlying conditions that predisposed the development of bacterial endocarditis secondary to group B streptococcus and subsequently multiple pulmonary septic emboli. The patient was treated with ceftriaxone and azythromycin with good response and complete recovery without any further complications. In the event of a diagnosed case of group B streptococcus endocarditis, there should be a low threshold for the suspicion of septic pulmonary emboli especially in cases with right valves involvement.

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