Subacute Infective Endocarditis in a Child Due to Streptococcus acidominimus: a Case Report

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Sulu A., Cay U., Ocak H. O.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.14, no.4, pp.244-246, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/ced.69431
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-246
  • Keywords: Streptococcus acidominimus, infective endocarditis
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Streptococcus acidominimus is rarely pathogenic in humans and is usually detected in veterinary science. In the literature, there are approximately 20 case reports that Streptococcus acidominimus is a human pathogen. They are pneumonia, pericarditis, infective endocarditis, sepsis, brain abscess and gradienigo syndrome. Only two of these cases were in the pediatric age group, one was infective endocarditis at the age of 15 years, other one was otitis media and gradenigo syndrome at the age of 12 years. There are no cases of invasive infection due to Streptococcus acidominimus in Turkey. Here, we report a case of infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus acidominimus at 14 years of age.