Bacteremia and infectious endocarditis caused by Streptococcus bovis may be related to the presence of inflammation or neoplastic lesions in the large intestine. This report describes a 46-year-old woman who presented with infectious endocarditis caused by S. bovis associated with colonic tubular-villous adenoma. Demonstration of bacterial DNA by polymerase chain reaction and identification by DNA sequencing was performed to establish the diagnosis.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Molecular-biological methods of diagnosing colon-related Streptococcus bovis endocarditis|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 12 feb. 2007|