Group G Streptococcus Infective Endocarditis in Association With Colon Cancer

Ashraf Abugroun, Ramy Zughul, Mina Tawadrous, Margiori Rodriguez

Abstract


Group G streptococcus has been increasingly reported as a cause of bacteremia and infective endocarditis. The association between various groups of streptococcus with malignancy has been well established. Such association is particularly observed in group D <italic>Streptococcus bovis</italic> which is commonly reported in association with carcinoma of the colon. We herein report a case of a 72-year-old male who presented with severe sepsis, iron deficiency anemia and newly diagnosed cardiac murmur. Further workup confirmed group G streptococcus bacteremia, infective endocarditis and newly diagnosed carcinoma of the colon. This case highlights a unique association between invasive form of group G streptococcus and colon cancer.




Cardiol Res. 2018;9(1):59-62
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/cr653w


Keywords


Group G streptococcus; Infective endocarditis; Colon cancer

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