Group B Streptococcus Endocarditis With Endophthalmitis

Chihara, Shingo; Siccion, Eddie
January 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p74
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a case study of a 42-year-old man with fever and altered mental status, and group B streptococcus (GBS) infective endocarditis. Examination of the right eye showed injection of the conjunctiva with corneal clouding and no light reflex. The patient had endophthalmitis due to manifestation of septic emholus and underwent enucleation of the right eye. GBS is an uncommon cause of infective endocarditis. Chronic conditions such as alcoholism, liver cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and cancer are considered risk factors for GBS infective endocarditis.


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