Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis: Report of a case and review of the literature

Jose J. Fefer, Kenneth R. Ratzan, Susan E. Sharp, Enma Saiz

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Bacterial endocarditis due to Lactococcus garvieae is extremely unusual, and may actually be underreported due to its morphologic and biochemical similarities with enterococci. Only three cases have been reported in the medical literature, and all involved prosthetic valves. We report a case of native valve bacterial endocarditis caused by L. garvieae. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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