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Yale J Biol Med. 2011 Sep;84(3):321-4.

Relapse of polymicrobial endocarditis in an intravenous drug user.

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  • 1Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA.

Abstract

A 26-year-old male intravenous drug user (IDU) presented twice within 6 months with relapsed polymicrobial infective endocarditis (IE) due to Eikenella corrodens and Streptococcus constellatus after completing two courses of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. This report points to relapsing endocarditis as a clinical entity that warrants attention in IDUs when E. corrodens or S. constellatus are causative agents of IE.

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KEYWORDS:

endocarditis; polymicrobial; relapse

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21966051
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PMC3178863
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