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Streptococcus bovis endocarditis as a presenting manifestation of idiopathic ulcerative colitis.
  1. M. Moshkowitz,
  2. N. Arber,
  3. R. Wajsman,
  4. M. Baratz,
  5. T. Gilat
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Ichilov Hospital, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel.


    Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia and endocarditis have been associated with several gastrointestinal diseases, mainly malignant or potentially malignant tumours, and less commonly non-malignant gastrointestinal disorders. We describe a 73 year old man in whom Streptococcus bovis endocarditis developed, and was the presenting manifestation of undiagnosed quiescent ulcerative colitis. Such an association has not been described previously.

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