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is a common environmental organism. It has been isolated from clinical samples in Europe, Asia and North America, predominantly from respiratory samples but also from samples from several other sites. We present a case report of an 85-year-old female patient in the UK who was found to have a multi-focal soft-tissue infection from which was isolated. She had a background history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and corticosteroid use for polymyalgia rheumatica. During the course of her treatment echocardiography showed the presence of a mobile heart mass attached to a valve leaflet, a major Dukes criterion for endocarditis. We suggest that in cases of disseminated infection, endocarditis should be tested for, particularly in cases failing to respond to treatment. We also review previous reports of both infection, and of endocarditis due to species and related genera.

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