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Atypical presentation of Abiotrophia defectiva infective endocarditis in an octogenarian
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  • Gerard Forde,
  • Mary Lucey,
  • Paula O Shea,
  • Ramadan Shatwan,
  • Julie Okiro,
  • Eamon Mulkerin
Gerard Forde
University Hospital Galway

Corresponding Author:fordegerard8@gmail.com

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Mary Lucey
University Hospital Galway
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Paula O Shea
University Hospital Galway
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Ramadan Shatwan
University Hospital Galway
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Julie Okiro
University Hospital Galway
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Eamon Mulkerin
Saolta University Hospital Group
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Abiotrophia defectiva (A defectiva), a rare cause of bacterial infective endocarditis(IE) often presents with pyrexia and florid sepsis. This case highlights that A defectiva IE can present non-specifically in older frail patients without classical clinical findings. A. defectiva may be associated with a high proportion of culture-negative IE.
31 Aug 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
04 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
04 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
25 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
23 Dec 2020Published in Clinical Case Reports. 10.1002/ccr3.3653