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|Title:||Infective endocarditis due to Streptococcus sanguis I occurring on a normal mitral valve.|
Lalitha, M K
|Citation:||Rao M, John G, Ganesh A, Jose J, Lalitha MK, John L. Infective endocarditis due to Streptococcus sanguis I occurring on a normal mitral valve. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India. 1990 Nov; 38(11): 866-8|
|Abstract:||We report a 64 year old lady in whom infective endocarditis of the mitral valve occurred with no previous underlying heart disease. Streptococcus sanguis I was isolated on blood culture and 2-D echo cardiography showed a vegetation on the anterior mitral leaflet. The viridans group of streptococci are classically associated with subacute endocarditis occurring on structurally abnormal valves, but involvement of a normal valve by these organisms is rare.|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal of the Association of Physicians of India|
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