Relapsing endocarditis caused by Enterococcus faecalis forming small colony variants

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Authors

BENEŠ Jiří DŽUPOVÁ Olga ŠETINA Marek FEUEREISL Rudolf ŠVEC Pavel PANTŮČEK Roman

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Disease
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Faculty of Science

Citation
Web http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00365548.2013.800227
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00365548.2013.800227
Field Microbiology, virology
Keywords Small colony variants; Enterococcus faecalis; infective endocarditis; relapsing infection
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Description Small colony variants (SCVs) are subpopulations of a bacterial strain that differ in morphology, growth rate, metabolism, and antibiotic sensitivity from the parent line. They are associated with chronic and diffi cult-to-treat infections. SCV endocarditis is very rare and usually associated with intracardiac devices. Herein, we report a case of endocarditis caused by SCV-forming Enterococcus faecalis that affected the native heart without any known predisposition.
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