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Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis presenting as acute embolic stroke: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20598374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report on a case of endocarditis attributable to Cardiobacterium hominis in a 31-year-old man who presented with acute-onset, left-sided hemiparesthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed acute infarctions in 2 areas of the right cerebral cortex, and a transesophageal echocardiogram revealed vegetation in a previously unrecognized bicuspid aortic valve. The patient completed a 6-week course of ceftriaxone and aspirin, with resolution of the vegetation and neurological complications. Our literature review of C. hominis endocarditis suggests that aortic-valve involvement is associated with high stroke and valve-surgery rates. Favorable outcomes and treatment success are evident with either penicillin or ceftriaxone, in combination with (if indicated) valve surgery in patients with neurological complications.
Teera Chentanez; Thana Khawcharoenporn; Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon; James Joyner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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