Corynebacterium striatum first reported case of prosthetic valve endocarditis

J Infect. 2002 Apr;44(3):193. doi: 10.1053/jinf.2001.0927.


We describe the case of a prosthetic valve endocarditis in a 72-year-old woman. Corynebacterium striatum was isolated in the blood samples. This organism has been described in a few cases of native valve endocarditis, but this is the first case reported of prosthetic valve endocarditis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve / surgery
  • Corynebacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Corynebacterium / physiology
  • Corynebacterium Infections / diagnosis*
  • Corynebacterium Infections / microbiology*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis / microbiology*
  • Humans