Granulicatella infection: diagnosis and management

James S Cargill, Katharine S Scott, Deborah Gascoyne-Binzi, Jonathan A T Sandoe

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    Abstract

    Granulicatella species, along with the genus Abiotrophia, were originally known as 'nutritionally variant streptococci'. They are a normal component of the oral flora, but have been associated with a variety of invasive infections in man and are most noted as a cause of bacterial endocarditis. It is often advised that Granulicatella endocarditis should be treated in the same way as enterococcal endocarditis. We review here the published data concerning diagnosis and treatment of Granulicatella infection, and include some observations from local cases, including four cases of endocarditis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)755-61
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
    Volume61
    Issue numberPt 6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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