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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

Late prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis, an unusual complication


1 Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi - 682 026, Kerala, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi - 682 026, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
S Shivaprakasha
Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi - 682 026, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.31067

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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.






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