Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : June | Volume : 11 | Issue : 6 | Page : DD05 - DD06

Native Valve Endocarditis Caused by Escherichia Coli DD05-DD06

Thangam Menon, Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Shanmugasundaram Somasundaram, Prabu Dhandapani

Dr. Thangam Menon,
Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Dr. ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras,
Taramani, Chennai-113, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Escherichia coli is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. This report describes a case of native valve endocarditis caused by Escherichia coli in a 58-year-old male renal transplant patient who had a concurrent urinary tract infection caused by the same organism. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics and recovered without surgical intervention.