Afebrile multi-valve infective endocarditis caused by Lactococcus garvieae: A case report and literature review

Yooseok Suh, Ja Kim Min, Jae Seung Jung, Yong Pil Chong, Chul Hwan Kim, Youngjin Kang, Jang Wook Sohn, Young Kyung Yoon

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Lactococcus garvieae is considered to be a rare pathogen with low virulence in humans. We herein experienced an unusual case of multi-valve infective endocarditis caused by L. garvieae in an elderly woman who had undergone bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement due to severe mitral stenosis with rheumatic etiology. The patient was successfully treated with cardiac surgery after teicoplanin antimicrobial therapy failure followed by ceftriaxone treatment. L. garvieae was confirmed as the pathogen through 16S rRNA sequencing. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case to indicate an effective treatment for infective endocarditis caused by L. garvieae in the Republic of Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1015
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 15



  • Bacteremia
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart valve prosthesis
  • Lactococcus garvieae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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