ALAN WISEMAN, M. D.; PIERRE RENÉ, M.D.; GORDON L. CRELINSTEN, M.D.
Streptococcus agalactiae (Lancefield group B) is a recognized pathogen in the neonatal period and an important cause of puerperal sepsis. Only recently, however, has the importance of this organism as a cause of infections in adults been recognized (1). Although the means of entry has been disputed and predisposing conditions to infection have been inconsistent (1, 2), a major human reservoir for S. agalactiae is now known to be the gastrointestinal tract, and in particular, the rectum (3, 4). Studies by Klein and colleagues (5) have shown an association between S. bovis (Lancefield group D) endocarditis, and carcinoma of the
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WISEMAN A, RENÉ P, CRELINSTEN GL. Streptococcus agalactiae Endocarditis: An Association with Villous Adenomas of the Large Intestine. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:893–894. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-893
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):893-894.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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