Streptococcus bovis bacteremia following surgical cure of colonic cancer.


Journal Article

A patient with adenocarcinoma of the colon developed S. bovis endocarditis 21 months after presumed surgical cure of his cancer. The sequence in all previously published cases is that of bacteremia first, followed by a diagnosis of colon cancer. Is there a predetermined genetic or immunologic factor predisposing to S. bovis bacteremia even after the integrity of the mucosal barrier has been restored post-resection?

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ribaudo, TP; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • December 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 542 - 543

PubMed ID

  • 7331988

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7331988

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9270


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States