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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0620103064.
Published online 2010 September 29. doi:  10.1136/bcr.06.2010.3064
PMCID: PMC3028120
Rare disease

Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis


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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