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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3095031, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3095031
Case Report

Infectious Endocarditis from Enterococcus faecalis Associated with Tubular Adenoma of the Sigmoid Colon

Centro de Ensino Superior de Maringá (UNICESUMAR), Avenida Guedner, 1610 Jardim Aclimação, 87050-390 Maringá, PR, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Emilly Caroline de Freitas Silva

Received 17 February 2017; Revised 15 May 2017; Accepted 19 June 2017; Published 7 August 2017

Academic Editor: Tomoyuki Shibata

Copyright © 2017 Emilly Caroline de Freitas Silva 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

Introduction. Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis), a constituent of the gut microbiota, can be associated with both colonic lesions and endocarditis. Since this microorganism is one of the endocarditis etiological agents, there is a need for greater study in regard to the association with endocarditis and colonic lesions. Case Presentation. This is the case description of a 53-year-old man with history of prolapse of the anterior mitral valve leaflet who was diagnosed with endocarditis by E. faecalis and treated with ampicillin and gentamicin. Upon investigation by colonoscopy, he was found to have a tubular adenoma with low grade dysplasia. Conclusion. There are a few descriptions in scientific literature of an association between endocarditis by E. faecalis and colonic lesions. However, further studies with significant correlation between the two pathologies are required, so that proper measures can be implemented in clinical practice.