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Rare disease
Kytococcus schroeteri prosthetic valve endocarditis
  1. Taher Yousri1,
  2. Mohammad Hawari2,
  3. Rasheed Saad2,
  4. Steve Langley2
  1. 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Taher Yousri, taheryousri{at}


We report the case of a 64-year-old male patient with a prosthetic aortic valve who presented with clinical features of endocarditis confirmed by transoesophageal echocardiography. His blood cultures were positive for a very rare and newly described organism—Kytococcus schroeteri. The patient underwent aortic valve replacement and a 6-week course of intravenous antibiotics. This is the fifth reported case of endocarditis associated with this organism.

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