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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 8, Pages 793-795
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.95
Case Study

Abiotrophia spp. and Staphylococcus epidermidis Endocarditis Treated with Daptomycin

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
2Division of Hematology-Oncology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
3Division of Pathology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA

Received 6 March 2008; Accepted 30 June 2008

Academic Editor: Arthur M. Feldman

Copyright © 2008 E. Bishburg et al.

Abstract

Endocarditis due to Abiotrophia spp. occurs in about 5% of endocarditis cases. Most of the cases respond to a combination of penicillin and gentamicin, or vancomycin. We describe a case of Staphylococcus epidermidis (CONS) and Abiotrophia spp. endocarditis that failed vancomycin treatment, but responded to daptomycin and rifampin.