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Benefits of a Pre-Treatment Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in a Rare Case of Gemella Haemolysans Endocarditis in an 86-Year-Old Patient and a Review of the Literature

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Department of Geriatric Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, 1 rue de Germont, 76000 Rouen, France
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Department of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Rouen University Hospital, 1 Rue de Germont, 76000 Rouen, France
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Department of Infectious Disease, Rouen University Hospital, 1 Rue de Germont, 76000 Rouen, France
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Department of Geriatric Medicine, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Kalk, Buchforststraße 2, 51103 Cologne, Germany
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Medicina 2019, 55(6), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55060292
Received: 1 May 2019 / Revised: 10 June 2019 / Accepted: 14 June 2019 / Published: 20 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heart Failure and Inflammation)
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Abstract

Infective endocarditis is a serious condition, which is associated with high mortality in elderly patients. Gemella haemolysans (GH) is a microorganism from the Streptococcus family, rarely involved in infective endocarditis. Here, we present a case of Gemella haemolysans endocarditis in an 86-year-old patient, successfully treated by antibiotics and surgery following a pre-treatment comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). This case is discussed in the context of a review of all published cases of Gemella haemolysans endocarditis. We illustrate the benefit of a systematic pre-treatment comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly patients with infective endocarditis. View Full-Text
Keywords: infective endocarditis; elderly; Gemella haemolysans; comprehensive geriatric assessment infective endocarditis; elderly; Gemella haemolysans; comprehensive geriatric assessment
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Sadaune, L.; Roca, F.; Bordage, M.; Le Guillou, V.; Lesourd, A.; Michel, A. Benefits of a Pre-Treatment Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in a Rare Case of Gemella Haemolysans Endocarditis in an 86-Year-Old Patient and a Review of the Literature. Medicina 2019, 55, 292.

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