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Aortic and mitral valve endocarditis caused by Gemella morbillorum in a haemodialysis patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19122942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gemella morbillorum is part of the commensal flora of the upper respiratory tract, intestinal tract and genitourinary tract. On rare occasions, it causes endocarditis. We report a 67-year-old Chinese man with end-stage renal disease on maintenance intermittent haemodialysis, who developed Gemella morbillorum endocarditis complicated by severe aortic and mitral regurgitation. Most cases of Gemella morbillorum endocarditis have satisfactory outcomes with antibiotics or surgical treatment.
Authors:
M Zheng; O T Ng; B W Teo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-04-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e385-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, 378 Alexandra Road, and Department of Medicine, National University Singapore, Singapore 159964.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Humans
Male
Renal Dialysis*
Staphylococcaceae*
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy

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