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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 9658120, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9658120
Case Report

A Case of Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome Caused by Streptococcus mitis Endocarditis

1Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, USA
3Department of Infectious Disease, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Aria Mahtabfar; ude.sregtur.smjwr@3281ma

Received 2 October 2017; Accepted 26 December 2017; Published 29 January 2018

Academic Editor: Thomas R. Chauncey

Copyright © 2018 Aria Mahtabfar 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.

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