Abiotrophia Defectiva Endocarditis Related To Mitral Valve Prolapse: a Case Report

Güllü A. Ü.

Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.11, no.4, pp.744-745, 2020 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31067/0.2020.328
  • Title of Journal : Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.744-745


Abiotrophia defectiva is a very rare and important cause of culture-negative infective endocarditis and may cause insidious clinical progression. Clinicians should be aware of this bacterium when dealing with blood culturenegative endocarditis especially in patients with predisposing factor such as mitral valve prolapse.