Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis presenting with hemiplegia
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Abiotrophia defectiva was previously known as a member of the nutritionally variant streptococcus (NVS). This microorganism is a member of the normal flora of mouth, urogenital and intestinal tracts. It causes various infections such as bacteriemia, brain abscess, septic arthritis and rarely infective endocarditis. Only <1% of all cases of endocarditis are caused by A. defectiva.