CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Lab Physicians 2021; 13(01): 074-076
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723750
Case Report

Infective Endocarditis Caused by C. sordellii: The First Case Report from India

Rama Chaudhry
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Tej Bahadur
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Tanu Sagar
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Sonu Kumari Agrawal
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Nazneen Arif
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Shiv K. Choudhary
2  Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Nishant Verma
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Clostridium sordellii is a gram-positive anaerobic bacteria most commonly isolated from skin and soft tissue infection, penetrating injurious and intravenous drug abusers. The exotoxins produced by the bacteria are associated with toxic shock syndrome. We report here a first case of infective endocarditis due to C. sordellii from a female patient with ventricular septal defect from India.



Publication History

Publication Date:
19 May 2021 (online)

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