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Volume 45, Number 2, April 2012

Successful treatment of Aerococcus viridans endocarditis in a patient allergic to penicillin

Liang-Yu Chen, Wen-Chung Yu, Suang-Hao Huang, Mei-Lin Lin, Te-Li Chen*, Chang-Phone Fung, Cheng-Yi Liu

Received: October 1, 2009    Revised: July 30, 2010    Accepted: November 4, 2010   


Corresponding author:

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
E-mail address: (T.-L. Chen).


Background and purpose: 

Aerococcus viridans is a rare human pathogen that occasionally causes endocarditis. Most of the reported cases of endocarditis have been treated with penicillin. Here we describe a patient who was allergic to penicillin and was successfully treated with cefotaxime.


Key words:

Aerococcus viridans; Allergy; Cefotaxime; Endocarditis; Penicillin