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.
- Native endocarditis
- Prosthetic valve endocarditis
- Staphylococcus capitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine