Aerococcus urinae as the Causative Agent in Infective Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve in a Pediatric Patient


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Abstract

Aerococcus species were first described in 1953. They have been previously described as the causative agent of urinary tract infections in the elderly but rarely the causative agent for severe infections. However, there are very few cases reported in the pediatric population. To our knowledge, we report the first case of an adolescent with infective endocarditis caused by Aerococcus urinae.

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