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<i>Brevibacterium</i> Endocarditis: A First Report

Krishna N. Dass, Margo A. Smith, Vee J. Gill, Steven A. Goldstein and Daniel R. Lucey

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 2, pages e20-e21
Published in print July 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340984
Brevibacterium Endocarditis: A First Report

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There are few case reports of infections caused by Brevibacterium species, and there have been no previously reported cases of endocarditis caused by any of the 6 known species of Brevibacterium. We report the first case of Brevibacterium endocarditis (caused by Brevibacterium otitidis) in a patient with prosthetic heart valves. The patient responded to 6 weeks of treatment with vancomycin and 2 weeks with gentamicin, and she has been receiving long-term maintenance therapy with oral azithromycin.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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