Association of Mitral Valve Prolapse With Infective Endocarditis Due to Viridans Group Streptococci.

Clinical Infectious Diseases

PubMedID: 25963288

DeSimone DC, DeSimone CV, Tleyjeh IM, Correa de Sa DD, Anavekar NS, Lahr BD, Sohail MR, Steckelberg JM, Wilson WR, Baddour LM. Association of Mitral Valve Prolapse With Infective Endocarditis Due to Viridans Group Streptococci. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(4):623-5.
Although patients with certain cardiac valve abnormalities have increased risk of infective endocarditis (IE), it is unknown whether these abnormalities are associated with specific pathogens in IE cases. We report a strong association between mitral valve prolapse and viridans group streptococcal IE in a population-based cohort from Olmsted County, Minnesota.