alexa Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: A Rare Cause
ISSN: 2332-0877

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy
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Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: A Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis in Native Valve

Ilham Bensahi*, Salim Arous, Amina Elfhal, Anass Assaidi, Leila Azzouzi and Rachida Habbal
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
Corresponding Author : Bensahi I
Department of cardiology, University Hospital Ibn Rochd
Casablanca, Morocco
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 29, 2015; Accepted May 26, 2015; Published June 3, 2015
Citation: Bensahi I, Arous S, Elfhal A, Assaidi A, Azzouzi L and Habbal R (2015) Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: A Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis in Native Valve. J Infect Dis Ther 3:216. doi: 10.4172/2332-0877.1000216
Copyright: © 2015 Bensahi I, et al. 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.
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We report a case of non-complicated endocarditis due to nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae that occurred on a native valve. The patient had no known risk factors for endocarditis, but he had poor social circumstances. He received penicillin in conjunction with an aminoglycoside therapy. Evolution was marked by the sterilization of blood cultures but persistence of small vegetation with mild mitral regurgitation. The patient was discharged and followed in consultation twice per month during 3 months and twice year after with good clinical and biological status.


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