Aortitis in a child with Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis

Gary W. Raff, Barry M. Gray, Adalberto Torres, Ty E. Hasselman

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Abiotrophia defectiva, one of several nutritionally variant Streptococcus species, is an uncommon but important cause of endocarditis in children. We describe an unusual case complicated by extensive aortitis with pits in the ascending aorta and the proximal aortic arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-576
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Abiotrophia defectiva
  • Aortitis
  • Endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)


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