Infective endocarditis: A rare organism in an uncommon setting

Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Ravindranath K Shankarappa, Naveena Jagadeesan, Ravi S Math, Satish Karur, Manjunath C Nanjappa

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Facklamia hominis is a rare causative organism of infective endocarditis (IE). Only few cases of infection due to F. hominis have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of IE due to Gram-positive, alpha-haemolytic, catalase-negative coccus F. hominis in an adult patient with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Isolated mitral stenosis is an uncommon valve lesion predisposing to IE. The following paper is being presented to emphasize the possibility of IE due to F. hominis, and laboratories need to be alert of the potential significance in appropriate clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307852
JournalCase reports in infectious diseases
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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