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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Cardiobacterium hominis bioprosthetic mitral valve endocarditis presenting as septic arthritis. At present, such guidelines do not exist Medicine Baltimore ; Europ Heart J ;5: A review of the literature follows the case presentation.

J Miss State Med Assoc. Although neither patient was proven to have bacteriological failure following the recommended course of ceftriaxone, they illustrate the importance of determining susceptibilities in each case and the occasional need for alternative treatment options. Table 4 Treatment of C. Cardiobacterium hominis causing late prosthetic valve endocarditis.

However, reports of beta-lactamase-producing C hominis have appeared in the cardjobacterium over the past decade.

cardikbacterium Embolomycotic aneurysm associated with bacterial endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis. The references cited in all of the case reports included in the present review were examined for additional cases not indexed on MEDLINE.

Automated blood culture systems generally produce small incremental changes in growth indices after days, however, incubation in a liquid medium for at least 14 days is recommended before cultures are presumed to be negative His temperature was Table 1 Characteristics of 61 patients with C.


The outcome, with appropriate treatment, is generally good: Because of its fastidious and slow-growing nature, recommendations have been to hold blood cultures for cardiobacteriun days. One patient had also undergone an upper endoscopy.

A case report and review of the literature. At this time she developed a skin rash and was changed to intravenous ciprofloxacin mg 12 hourly, before undergoing aortic valve replacement for progressive heart failure Antibiotic treatment of adults with infective endocarditis due to streptococci, enterococci, staphylococci, and HACEK organisms.

Infective endocarditis due to Eikenella corrodens: Symptoms cardiobacteriuum heart failure may develop or progress despite appropriate antibiotic therapy depending on the extent of valvular damage before diagnosis Fifteen days after the blood cultures were taken, the organism was identified as C. Copyright American Medical Association.

Intracranial mycotic aneurysm in a patient with endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis. Mycotic aneurysm formation cerebral, femoral and visceral has also been described 1151644 Sepsis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis. Vardiobacterium ampicillin-resistance was reported to have emerged during treatment of a case of C. Patients may present with constitutional symptoms, symptoms related to valvular destruction or symptoms secondary to embolic events.


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Cardiobacterium hominis – Wikipedia

Susceptibility testing of C. Urinalysis showed an erythrocyte count of himinis cells per high-power field and a leukocyte count of 3—5 cells per high-power field; urine culture yielded 50,—, Escherichia coli. To these should be added a single case due to Suttonella indologenes formerly Kingella indologenes Rev Med Liege ; Only 1 of the 16 patients who survived received therapy for less than 4 weeks.

Blood cultures may require prolonged incubation, highlighting the importance of incubating blood cultures for at least two to three weeks in patients with suspected endocarditis. It has a favorable prognosis, often requiring a combination of medical and surgical therapy. Intracranial mycotic aneurysm in a patient with endocarditis caused homunis Cardiobacterium hominis.

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One patient received a combination of cephalosporin, penicillin, and fluoroquinolone therapy. Cardiobacterium hominis prosthetic valve endocarditis diagnosed in Portugal [Letter].

Boll Ist Sieroter Milan. The patients were middle-aged, from various parts of the United States and presented over a 10 month period