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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 636070, 3 pages
Case Report

Native Valve Endocarditis due to Enterococcus hirae Presenting as a Neurological Deficit

1Neurology Department at Hospital Samaritano, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Neurology Department at Clinic Hospital of Medicine School, University of São Paulo (HCFMUSP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3University of São Paulo Medical School, Division of Neurology of the Medicine School, Rua Itacolomi 333/83, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
4Infectology Department at Hospital Samaritano, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 11 July 2013; Accepted 19 August 2013

Academic Editors: F. C. Henderson and F. T. Mangano

Copyright © 2013 Renato Anghinah 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.


Enterococcus hirae is a rare isolate in clinical specimens. We describe a case of native aortic valve endocarditis in a 56-year-old man. This is the third reported case of endocarditis due to this organism, the first without recurrence of endocarditis and the first presenting as a neurological deficit.