Treatment of endocarditis due to Proteus species: a literature review

Int J Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;15(4):e222-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2010.12.002. Epub 2011 Jan 14.

Abstract

Endocarditis due to Proteus species is very rare. We report a case of endocarditis due to Proteus mirabilis that was successfully treated with ampicillin and gentamicin, and review the treatment regimens of previously published cases of Proteus endocarditis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ampicillin / administration & dosage
  • Ampicillin / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology
  • Female
  • Gentamicins / administration & dosage
  • Gentamicins / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Proteus / classification
  • Proteus / drug effects*
  • Proteus / isolation & purification
  • Proteus Infections / drug therapy
  • Proteus Infections / microbiology
  • Proteus mirabilis / drug effects*
  • Proteus mirabilis / isolation & purification
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Gentamicins
  • Ampicillin