PATRICK HERRINGTON, M.D.; DAVID FINKELMAN, M.D.; LUIS BALART, M.D.; CHESLEY HINES JR, M.D.; WILLIAM FERRANTE, M.D.
To the editor: The article "Streptococcus bovis Septicemia and Carcinoma of the Colon" by Klein and colleagues (1) points to the interesting association between Streptococcus bovis bacteremia and underlying gastrointestinal disease, also reported by Murray and Roberts (2). We wish to report an additional case of Streptococcus bovis bacteremia and endocarditis associated with gastrointestinal malignancy, in this case, carcinoma of the pancreas.
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of midepigastric discomfort radiating to the back and a 18.1-kg weight loss. Seven months before admission he developed gradually increasing greasy, watery, foul-smelling stools. Two months before admission he noted
HERRINGTON P, FINKELMAN D, BALART L, HINES C, FERRANTE W. Streptococcus bovis Septicemia and Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:441. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-441_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):441.
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