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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 23, Issue.: 3

Case Study

Kissing Abscess Type Infective Endocarditis Caused by Streptococcus tigurinus: A Case Report


Leslie Soto-Arquiñigo1,2*, Manuel Sánchez1, Luis Pampa2, Milagros Falcón1, Rodrigo Zea-Vera1 and German Málaga1,3

1Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, San Martin de Porres, Lima, Perú.

2Department of Infectious Disease, Hospital Cayetano Heredia, San Martin de Porres, Lima, Perú.

3Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Cayetano Heredia, San Martin de Porres, Lima, Perú.

Article Information


(1) Theocharis Koufakis, Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece and School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.


(1) Kalima Nzanzu Adelard, Official University of Ruwenzori, Democratic Republic of Congo.

(2) Eduesley Santana-Santos, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil.

(3) Yoshio Misawa, Jichi Medical University, Japan.

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Streptococcus tigurinus is associated with infective endocarditis and meningitis. Due to its similarity to other species it has been underreported. We report the case of a 46 years old patient with 3 months of intermittent fever and asthenia and a blood culture positive for S. tigurinus.

Keywords :

Infective endocarditis; Streptococcus mitis; Streptococcus tigurinus; kissing abscess.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/35174

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