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Abstract

Endocarditis is a rare complication of bacteraemia due to and is characterized by a high fatality rate (37–50 %). Recurrent infection by occurs even more rarely.

We report a case of recurrent infection that resulted in severe endocarditis in a 66-year-old patient with an aortic valve prosthesis. Relapse was confirmed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST).

Our case highlights that the molecular subtyping approach is an important tool for the detection of microbial reinfections and for the support of clinical diagnosis.

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