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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 83-87
Bioline Code: gm06018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 83-87

 en STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS check for this species in other resources ENDOCARDITIS ASSOCIATED WITH RECTAL CARCINOMA AND ITS NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW
Yasin Abul, Zekaver Odabasi, Nihat Kodalli, Ahmet Oktay, Volkan Korten

Abstract

Infective Endocarditis caused by Streptococcus bovis check for this species in other resources 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.

Keywords
Endocarditis, bacterial, Streptococcus bovis rectal carcinoma, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, valvular destruction

 
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