• Seventeen patients with Streptococcus mitis endocarditis were treated at a municipal hospital over a three-year period. Thirteen patients were intravenous drug addicts. Streptococcus mitis has a predilection for right-sided endocarditis in intravenous drug addicts and left-sided endocarditis in non-drug addicts. Streptococcus mitis is highly susceptible to therapy with penicillin G potassium (minimal inhibitory concentration less than or equal to 0.1 mg/L of penicillin in all of these 17 cases), and four to six weeks of therapy is safe and effective.
(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:2361-2363)
Rapeport KB, Girón JA, Rosner F. Streptococcus mitis Endocarditis: Report of 17 Cases. Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(12):2361–2363. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360240083014
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