Published: 2022-11-23

Granulicatella adiacens infective endocarditis

Arun Kumar Alagesan, Tirumalasetty Sriharsha, Raghav J., Vikrannth V., Kannan R., Meenakshi K.


Infective endocarditis is an unconventional infectious disease nonetheless life-threatening. A roundabout of 3% to 5% cases of Streptococcal infective endocarditis is caused by nutritionally variant Streptococci (NVS). Granulicatella species is one of the atypical causes of infective endocarditis. In this context, the authors are disclosing a case of infective endocarditis in an underlying rheumatic heart disease patient, caused by Granulicatella adiacens. The patient had breathlessness for the past four months, on and off fever for two months anew and mid-diastolic murmur with vegetation in aortic valve as appeared by echocardiogram. The blood cultures were tested positive for Granulicatella adiacens. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous vancomycin for a period of six weeks. 


Granulicatella adiacens, Rare organism, Life threatening

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