MARVIN J. TENENBAUM, M.D.; JOHN F. WARNER, M.D.
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Lactobacilli may grow very slowly or not at all in media commonly used for blood culture; in addition, these organisms may be moderately resistant to penicillin and difficult to eradicate from endothelial surfaces. This case of Lactobacillus casei endocarditis shows the diagnostic and therapeutic problems that may be encountered in such infections.
A 63-year-old man came to the Richmond Veterans Administration Hospital on 3 January 1972 complaining of dizziness of 3 to 4 days' duration. He had had frequent night sweats and an 18-kg weight loss during the preceding 10 months. On physical examination at admission, he was afebrile and
TENENBAUM MJ, WARNER JF. Lactobacillus casei Endocarditis. Ann Intern Med. ;82:539. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-539
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):539.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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