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Late prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis, an unusual complication.
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PMID:  17377358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis in a patient who had undergone atrial septal defect closure and mitral valve replacement of the heart in 1978. He presented with pyrexia of unknown origin and congestive cardiac failure. Investigations revealed infective endocarditis of prosthetic valve in mitral portion. Blood culture samples grew C. hominis. The patient was empirically started on vancomycin and gentamicin intravenously and ceftriaxone was added after isolation of the organism. Though subsequent blood cultures were negative, patient remained in congestive cardiac failure and died due to complications.
S Shivaprakasha; K Radhakrishnan; P Kamath; Pms Karim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0255-0857     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-22     Completed Date:  2007-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700903     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi, Kerala, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Cardiobacterium / drug effects,  growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / complications*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Heart Valve Diseases / drug therapy,  etiology,  microbiology
Heart Valve Prosthesis / microbiology*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis-Related Infections / drug therapy,  etiology,  microbiology
Vancomycin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Gentamicins; 1404-90-6/Vancomycin

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