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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0620103064.
Published online Sep 29, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.06.2010.3064
PMCID: PMC3028120
Rare disease
Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis
Taher Yousri,1 Mohammad Hawari,2 Rasheed Saad,2 and Steve Langley2
1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK
Correspondence to Taher Yousri, taheryousri/at/
We report the case of a 64-year-old male patient with a prosthetic aortic valve who presented with clinical features of endocarditis confirmed by transoesophageal echocardiography. His blood cultures were positive for a very rare and newly described organism—Kytococcus schroeteri. The patient underwent aortic valve replacement and a 6-week course of intravenous antibiotics. This is the fifth reported case of endocarditis associated with this organism.
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