Osteoarticular Infection Complicating Enterococcal Endocarditis

Vlahakis, Nicholas E.; Temesgen, Zelalem; Berbari, Elie F.; Steckelberg, James M.
May 2003
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2003, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p623
Academic Journal
Presents a case of disk space infection in a patient with enterococcal endocarditis. Growth of Enterococcus faecalis through blood cultures and a L3-4 aspirate; Rare occurrence of osteoarticular infection in the setting of enterococcal endocarditis with emphasis on early recognition and treatment.


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