STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS ENDOCARDITIS ASSOCIATED WITH RECTAL CARCINOMA AND ITS NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW
Yasin Abul 1 * , Zekaver Odabasi 2, Nihat Kodalli 3, Ahmet Oktay 4, Volkan Korten 2
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1 Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, İstanbul, Turkey
3 Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Radiology, İstanbul, Turkey
4 Marmara University School of Medicine, Internal medicine, Department of Cardiology, İstanbul, Turkey
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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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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82384

EUR J GEN MED, 2006 - Volume 3 Issue 2, pp. 83-87

Publication date: 15 Apr 2006

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