Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Abiotrophia defectiva Endocarditis: An Easy Miss
- Author(s): Escarcega, Erica
- Trovato, Caitlin
- Idahosa, Osamudiamen
- Gillard, John
- Stankewicz, Holly
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.3.33126
Subacute endocarditis often presents with an indolent course. A potentially lethal form generated byinfection with Abiotrophia defectiva may be easily overlooked early in its presentation. This reportdiscusses the case of an 18-year-old male discovered to have severe endocarditis after presentingto the emergency department with the chief complaint of foot pain.