Triple-Valve Endocarditis due to Lysinibacillus sphaericus Infection

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2023-07
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Elsevier
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Lysinibacillus sphaericus is an environmental organism often considered a contaminant when isolated from patient specimens due to its rare association with human disease. Here we report a case of triple valve endocarditis caused by L. sphaericus infection. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first documented case of endocarditis caused by this bacterium.

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32 Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, 3202 Clinical Sciences, Human Genome, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Rare Diseases, Heart Disease, Cardiovascular, 2 Aetiology, 2.2 Factors relating to the physical environment, Infection
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