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February 23, 2000

Streptococcus equinus Endocarditis in a Woman With Pulmonary Histiocytosis

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(8):1005. doi:10.1001/jama.283.8.999

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.