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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2008;74(4): 457-461.
증례 : 정상 면역 환자에서 발생한 Enterococcus gallinarum 자연판막 심내막염
김옥기, 정숙인, 박경화, 김계훈, 정명호, 신종희, 안병희
Enterococcus gallinarum native valve endocarditis in an immunocompetent patient
Ok-Ki Kim, Sook-In Jung, Kyung-Hwa Park, Kye-Hun Kim, Myung-Ho Jeong, Jong-Hee Shin, Byung-Hee Ahn
경희대학교 의과대학 순환기내과학교실
ABSTRACT
Motile Enterococci, including Enterococcus gallinarum and Enterococcus casseliflavus/flavescens are rarely encountered in human clinical specimens. Enterococcus gallinarum is intrinsically resistant to low levels of vancomycin and causes bacteremia or infection among immunosuppressed or chronically ill patients, sometimes through nosocomial acquisition. We report a case of native valve endocarditis caused by Enterococcus gallinarum in an immunocompetent patient without any medical history.
Keywords: Enterococcus gallinarum; Native valve endocarditis; Immunocompetent
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