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Revista chilena de infectología

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LIPARI, Flavo et al. Infective endocarditis by Abiotrophia defectiva diagnosed by mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in Argentina. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.6, pp.688-690. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182016000600012.

We report the case of a 63-year-old woman with congestive heart failure due to a bicuspid aortic valve and severe aortic stenosis. The patient had a febrile syndrome with positive blood cultures for Abiotrophia defectiva, Transesophageal echocardiogram revealed the presence of paravalvular abscess, which was treated by a successful valve replacement. The patient received appropriate antibiotic therapy with intravenous vancomycin, leading to a successful response. The use of MALDI-TOF MS as a rapid and specific method for the microbiological diagnosis is discussed in the following report.

Keywords : Endocarditis; abscess; Abiotrophia defectiva; MALDI-TOF MS.

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