Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor:Streptococcus
equinus is the predominant streptococcus in the alimentary tract of
the horse.1 Although this organism occasionally
has been isolated from the human intestine,2
to our knowledge it has not been reported to cause endocarditis in patients
without prior cardiac disease.
Sechi LA, Ciani R. Streptococcus equinus Endocarditis in a Woman With Pulmonary Histiocytosis. JAMA. 2000;283(8):1005. doi:10.1001/jama.283.8.999