Rothia mucilaginosa is increasingly recognized as an emerging pathogen associated with endocarditis. It has mostly been reported a causative agent for prosthetic valve endocarditis. The previously reported cases of native valve endocarditis caused by this organism only required medical treatment with no surgical intervention. We report a case of R. mucilaginosa native valve endocarditis complicated by abscess formation requiring surgical intervention and review the literature of native valve endocarditis caused by this organism.
Haddad, S; Saade, Y; Ramlawi, B; Kreidieh, B; Gilbert, B; and Rao, S, "Native valve endocarditis complicated by abscess formation caused by Rothia mucilaginosa" (2021). Division of Infectious Diseases and Environmental Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 10.
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