Cardiobacterium hominis is a slow-growing, fastidious, capnophilic, Gram- negative bacillus represented by the “C” in HACEK, an acronym for. Cardiobacterium hominis is a member of the HACEK group (Haemophilus paraphrophilus, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Aggregatibacter. Cardiobacterium hominis, a microaerophilic, pleomorphic gram-negative bacillus , is one of the AACEK organisms. C. hominis is a component of the normal flora.

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Antonie von Leeuwenhoek J Microbiol Serol ; Sepsis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis. She had neither splenomegaly nor peripheral embolic lesions, but she cardlobacterium significant point tenderness near the right trochanteric bursa and sacroiliac joint, thought to be caused by bursitis. Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis associated with very severe thrombocytopenia and platelet autoantibodies. Subacute infectious endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis. Intracranial mycotic aneurysm in a patient with endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis.

Can Assoc Radiol J ; Table 1 Characteristics of 61 patients with C.

Introduction InTucker et al. One of these presented with meningitis Successful treatment with partial resection of the posterior mitral valve leaflet and antibiotic therapy with cefazolin. Although growth of C. Adjunctive therapy is primarily valve replacement when required.


Cardiobacterium hominis – Wikipedia

Slotnik, using a labeled, hyperimmune, rabbit antiserum and selective culture, was able to detect C. Am Surg ; Table 8 displays biochemical properties that help differentiate C. From Cardiobacetrium, the free encyclopedia.

Endocarditis caused by a Pasteurella -like organism; report of four cases. At present, such guidelines do not exist Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

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Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis: A case report and review of the literature

Because of its fastidious and slow-growing nature, recommendations have been to hold blood cultures for 10—14 days. ActinobacillusCapnocytophagaEikenellaKingellaPasteurellaand other fastidious or rarely encountered gram-negative rods.

Am J Med Technol. He was asymptomatic at a one-year follow-up visit.

A review of the literature follows the case presentation. In six cases the aortic valve alone was involved, in three the cardiobacteriuj valve alone and in two, both aortic and mitral valves. However, a second species was recently discovered by use of phylogenetic and phenotypic methods in a year-old man with bicuspid aortic valve disease who developed Cardiobacterium valvarum endocarditis following dental work [ 56 ].

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Comparison of biochemical characteristics of C. Endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis. Fifty patients had murmurs. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; Suresh P, Blackwood RA.

However, because of reports of beta-lactamase-producing C. Late aortic homograft valve endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis: Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis with cerebral mycotic aneurysm. Rev Infect Dis ;5: We believe antibiotic prophylaxis should be considered for patients who have prosthetic heart valves and who are at high risk for endocarditis when they undergo endoscopy.

Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis occurring after himinis gastrointestinal endoscopy. Transthoracic echo-cardiography TTE demonstrated prosthetic aortic valve dehiscence and a paravalvular abscess.