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Abiotrophia defectiva Endocarditis: An Easy Miss

  • Author(s): Escarcega, Erica
  • Trovato, Caitlin
  • Idahosa, Osamudiamen
  • Gillard, John
  • Stankewicz, Holly
  • et al.

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.

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