Native and Prosthetic Valve Staphylococcus capitis Endocarditis: A Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but serious disease. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are among the least prevalent causes of IE. Staphylococcus capitis, a species of CoNS, although described in the literature before has only been seen in a few cases. Even with such few cases, complications and mortality have still been demonstrated. In our review, we look at the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and literature prevalence of CoNS in native and prosthetic valve IE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-145
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology Research
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Native endocarditis
  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis
  • Staphylococcus capitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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