Aerococcus urinae Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ebnöther, C.; Altwegg, M.; Gottschalk, J.; Seebach, J. D.; Kronenberg, A. (2002). Aerococcus urinae Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infection, 30(5), pp. 310-313. Urban & Vogel 10.1007/s15010-002-3106-x

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Aerococcus urinae is a rare cause of urinary tract infections, mainly in elderly men with underlying urinary tract pathologies. In addition, it has been described as a pathogen in balanitis, soft tissue infections, septicemia and endocarditis. To date ten cases of A. urinae endocarditis have been reported in the literature with a high rate of mortality (7/10) and morbidity, as two out of three survivors suffered from neurovascular complications. Here we present the case of an additional patient who was successfully treated with surgical valve replacement and antibiotic therapy consisting of ceftriaxone and netilmicin for 6 weeks. Furthermore, we review all reported cases of A. urinae endocarditis with emphasis on predisposing factors and therapeutic options.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0300-8126

Publisher:

Urban & Vogel

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Oskar Kronenberg

Date Deposited:

03 Feb 2021 09:18

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2021 09:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s15010-002-3106-x

PubMed ID:

12382093

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/139173

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139173

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