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Aortitis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva: Description of two cases

Journal article
Authors D. Nygren
M. Alverbrandt
T. Sunnerhagen
Erika Fagman
E. Ostenfeld
M. Rasmussen
Published in Infectious Disease Reports
Volume 10
Issue 3
Pages 60-63
ISSN 2036-7430
Publication year 2018
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Radiology
Pages 60-63
Language en
Keywords Abiotrophia, Aortitis, Prosthesis Related Infections, Aortic Graft Infection, antimicrobial susceptibilities, granulicatella-adiacens, infective, endocarditis, streptococcus-adjacens, management, nationwide, diagnosis
Subject categories Infectious Medicine


Abiotrophia defectiva is a well-known endocarditis pathogen, however it has never been described as a cause of primary aortitis. Here we describe the first published case of thoracic aortitis and an unusual case of aortic graft infection due to A. defectiva, which were both managed conservatively.

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