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Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis presenting with hemiplegia

Yasemin Akkoyunlu 1 , * , Meryem Iraz 2 , Gulsen Kocaman 3 , Bahadir Ceylan 1 , Cemalettin Aydin 4 and Turan Aslan 1
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1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
4 Department of Cardiovasculer Surgery, School of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
Article information
  • Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: August 01, 2013, 6 (6); e8907
  • Published Online: August 1, 2013
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 1, 2012
  • Revised: January 30, 2013
  • Accepted: March 3, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/jjm.8907

To Cite: Akkoyunlu Y, Iraz M, Kocaman G, Ceylan B, Aydin C, et al. Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis presenting with hemiplegia, Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2013 ; 6(6):e8907. doi: 10.5812/jjm.8907.

Abstract
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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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