CASE REPORT
STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS ENDOCARDITIS ASSOCIATED WITH RECTAL CARCINOMA AND ITS NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW
Yasin Abul 1  
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Nihat Kodalli 3
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Ahmet Oktay 4
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Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
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Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, İstanbul, Turkey
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Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Radiology, İstanbul, Turkey
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Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Cardiology, İstanbul, Turkey
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Yasin Abul   

Marmara University Hospital, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Tophanelioglu caddesi, No:13, 81190, Altunizade, Istanbul, Turkey Phone 902163262162 Fax: 902164280335
Online publish date: 2006-04-15
Publish date: 2006-04-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2006;3(2):83–87
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ABSTRACT
Infective Endocarditis caused by Streptococcus bovis may usually be associated with gastrointestinal pathologies, particularly colon cancer. S. bovis endocarditis may cause higher rates of neurological complications and more extensive valvular destruction compared to other microorganisms. This case report describes a patient with a recent history of rectal adenocarcinoma diagnosed as S. bovis endocarditis and complicated by intracranial and subarachnoidal hemorrhage after cardiac valve replacement. Because of high rates of neurological complications, these patients should be carefully followed up even after the medical and/or surgical treatment.
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