Group B β-hemolytic Streptococcus, S agalactiae, is an uncommon cause of endocarditis in adults. We present the clinical, laboratory, and postmortem findings of an adult patient with group B streptococcal endocarditis and major arterial emboli. What to our knowledge are previously unreported features are purulent pericarditis and myocardial abscesses.
Twenty-five cases of endocarditis caused by group B Streptococcus that are reported in the literature are reviewed.
(Arch Intern Med 137:1725-1728, 1977)
Hager WD, Speck EL, Mathew PK, Boger JN, Wallace WA. Endocarditis With Myocardial Abscesses and Pericarditis in an Adult: Group B Streptococcus as a Cause. Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(12):1725–1728. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630240057019
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