Native Valve Endocarditis Caused by Escherichia Coli DD05-DD06
Dr. Thangam Menon,
Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Dr. ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras,
Taramani, Chennai-113, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Escherichia coli is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. This report describes a case of native valve endocarditis caused by Escherichia coli in a 58-year-old male renal transplant patient who had a concurrent urinary tract infection caused by the same organism. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics and recovered without surgical intervention.