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BOF: 2.204

A 72-year-old male who is known to have aortic stenosis presents with a history of feeling generally unwell and a low-grade fever. He also gives a history of a change in bowel habit. On examination he is noted to have splinter haemorrhages, early clubbing and there is an early diastolic murmur at the left sternal edge, which has not been noted earlier.

In this patient blood cultures are taken and a significant growth is noted.

Which of the following organisms is likely to be isolated?

a)      Streptococcus viridans

b)      Staphylococcus aureus

c)      Streptococcus bovis

d)      Staphylococcus epidermidis

e)      Kingella kingae

 

 

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