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Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis complicated by aortic root abscess: a case report.


ABSTRACT: The present report describes a case of infective endocarditis complicated with aortic root abscess caused by Cardiobacterium hominis in a 56-year-old man. C. hominis is a microaerophilic, pleomorphic Gram-negative bacillus and member of the Haemophilus species, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans , C. hominis , Eikenella corrodens and Kingella kingae (HACEK) group, a group of bacteria known to be a rare cause of endocarditis. With prompt diagnosis and initiation of antimicrobial and surgical management, a successful outcome was achieved.

SUBMITTER: Holden R 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7472547 | BioStudies | 2019-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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