Corynebacterium striatum : An Increasingly Important Cause of Lethal Infective Endocarditis after Trans Catheter Aortic Valve ReplacementJhonatan Munoz*
Department of Family Practice, Pomona, California, United States
- Corresponding Author:
- Jhonatan Munoz
Resident physician, department of Family Practice
Pomona, California, United States
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 07, 2015; Accepted date: July 09, 2015; Published date: July 16, 2015
Citation: Munoz J (2015) Corynebacterium striatum: An Increasingly Important Cause of Lethal Infective Endocarditis after Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Primary Health Care 5:196. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000196
Copyright: © 2015 Munoz J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This case report presented a case of infectious endocarditis due to Corynebacterium striatum in a patient with complaints of fevers and chills 2 months after having a Trans catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. The organism exhibited sensitivity to daptomycin, rifampin, gentamicin and vancomycin. The selection of the antibiotic regimen and length of therapy was made according to surgical aortic valve replacement guidelines (SAVR). This case emphasise the importance of early institution of therapy to optimize positive outcomes.