Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

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An Oral Abscess as the Entrance Leading to Endocarditis: A Sexual Behavior Role


Sara G Rimoldi, Paolo Vanelli, Stefania Merli, Contino Monica, Rosa Rubinia, Barosi Alberto, Milena Arghittu, Maria R. Gismondo, Giovanni Cagnoni and Carlo Antona

We report a case of atypical endocarditis for which the transmission mode has long been debated among cardiac surgeons, microbiologists, and infectious disease specialists. This is the first reported case of Streptococcus agalactiae being responsible for the probable sexually transmitted case of endocarditis in a healthy, 49-year-old female.


S. agalactiae; Infective endocarditis; Aortic valve


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