TITLE

Streptococcus bovis Endocarditis and Its Association with Chronic Liver Disease: An Underestimated Risk Factor

AUTHOR(S)
Tripodi, M. F.; Adinolfi, L. E.; Ragone, E.; Mangoni, E. Durante; Fortunato, R.; Iarussi, D.; Ruggiero, G.; Utiii, R.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p1394
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Streptococcus bovis endocarditis were prospectively studied among 199 patients with definite endocarditis. Thirty patients (15.1%) had S. bovis endocarditis. Compared with patients with non-S. bovis endocarditis, these 30 patients were older (mean age, 58.6 ± 12.4 years vs. 46.0 ± 17.0 years; P < .001) and had higher rates of bivalvular involvement (43.3% vs. 7.7%; P < .001), embolism (73.3% vs. 40.2%; P = .002), and diskitis (23.3% vs. 0.6% P< .001). In patients with S. bovis biotype I (S. bovis I) endocarditis, advanced liver disease was present in 56.7%, compared with 15.3% of patients with non-S. bovis endocarditis (P < .001), and colonic adenoma was present in 46.7%. The in-hospital mortality rate (16.7%) was correlated with delayed diagnosis and advanced liver diseases. In our city, S. bovis I endocarditis is frequently correlated with liver diseases; diskitis may be the first sign of the disease.
ACCESSION #
13077134

 

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