Streptococcus gallolyticus, Infective Endocarditis, and Colon Carcinoma: New Light on an Intriguing Coincidence.
Summary of "Streptococcus gallolyticus, Infective Endocarditis, and Colon Carcinoma: New Light on an Intriguing Coincidence."
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Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of infectious diseases
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21450993
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiq170
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial
ENDOCARDIUM infection that is usually caused by STREPTOCOCCUS. Subacute infective endocarditis evolves over weeks and months with modest toxicity and rare metastatic infection.
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.
A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria that is numerous in the mouth and throat. It is a common cause of endocarditis and is also implicated in dental plaque formation.
A large heterogeneous group of mostly alpha-hemolytic streptococci. They colonize the respiratory tract at birth and generally have a low degree of pathogenicity. This group of species includes STREPTOCOCCUS MITIS; STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS; STREPTOCOCCUS ORALIS; STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUIS; STREPTOCOCCUS SOBRINUS; and the STREPTOCOCCUS MILLERI GROUP. The latter are often beta-hemolytic and commonly produce invasive pyogenic infections including brain and abdominal abscesses.
A gram-positive organism found in dental plaque, in blood, on heart valves in subacute endocarditis, and infrequently in saliva and throat specimens. L-forms are associated with recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
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