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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 895138, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/895138
Case Report

Neisseria sicca Endocarditis Complicated by Intracranial and Popliteal Aneurysms in a Patient with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve

1Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center of Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France
2Department of Bacteriology, University Medical Center of Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France
3Department of Neuroradiology, University Medical Center of Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France

Received 3 November 2012; Accepted 8 January 2013

Academic Editors: M. Caira and W. I. van der Meijden

Copyright © 2013 Guillaume Debellemanière et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a case of infective endocarditis due to Neisseria sicca complicated by intracranial and popliteal aneurysms and hepatic and splenic infarcts in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve. No predisposing factor other than poor dental condition was found. The patient fully recovered after antibiotic therapy, aortic and mitral valve replacement, endovascular occlusion of the middle-cerebral artery aneurysm, and surgical treatment of the popliteal artery aneurysm.