Peptococcus magnus endocarditis

South Med J. 1985 Mar;78(3):361-2. doi: 10.1097/00007611-198503000-00035.


An 18-year-old man had an eventually fatal case of Peptococcus magnus endocarditis. Multiple emboli and continued valve destruction occurred during appropriate therapy. Penicillin therapy was associated with fever and neutropenia, thought to be due to an immunologic mechanism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Peptococcus*