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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Rickettsia typhi Murine typhus Rickettsia prowazekii Epidemic typhusBrill—Zinsser diseaseFlying squirrel typhus. Rev Infect Dis ; Two cases of C.

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Clinically, C hominis endocarditis presents similar to other causes of endocarditis, although it generally follows a more prolonged course, with symptoms present for weeks or months before a diagnosis is made. Cardiobacterium hominis is a Gram-negative bacillus rod-shaped bacterium commonly grouped with other bacteria into the HACEK group.

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Small glistening opaque colonies usually become apparent after honinis or 3 days, but occasionally take up to 2 weeks. Subacute infectious endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis.


Cardiobacterium hominis – Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents

Cardiobacterium hominis causing late prosthetic valve endocarditis. Late aortic homograft valve endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis: Two cardiobacterikm four patients reported in received tetracycline and chloramphenicol as a part of their therapy. Bradleyand C. Create a free personal account to download free cadiobacterium PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. Previous valve replacement, previous rheumatic heart disease, previous endocarditis, known ventricular septal defect, known bicuspid aortic valve, congenital aortic valve disease type not specifiedmitral valve prolapse with murmur type not specified and dilated cardiomyopathy have all been described as potential predisposing cardiac lesions in cases of C hominis endocarditis 2 – Cardiobacterium hominis prosthetic valve endocarditis diagnosed in Portugal.

The isolate described in the first of these two cases 20 was reported to be resistant to cefotaxime in addition to penicillin, although the criteria used to determine resistance were unclear.

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Notably, all 22 isolates tested against penicillin were susceptible; however, one isolate developed resistance to ampicillin during treatment Respiratory examination was significant for decreased air entry and coarse crackles bilaterally. Whether this is related to the longer duration of infection remains unclear. Diagnosis of Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis by broad-range PCR from arterio-embolic tissue. Enterotoxigenic Enteroinvasive Enterohemorrhagic O Septicaemia caused by Cardiobacterium hominis.


Acknowledgments The author wishes to thank Dr F Aoki for his review of the manuscript. Infectious diseases Bacterial disease: 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.

Cardiobacterium hominis – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: There were no patients with a history of intravenous drug use. Am J Clin Path ; The mean duration of symptoms before diagnosis is days, but the range is extremely variable from less than one week to more than 11 months 1 – Cultures of both valves were negative for cardiobacterkum, acid-fast bacilli and fungi.

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A recent review of endocarditis due to rare and fastidious bacteria 6 notes that C. The patient was febrile, with a temperature of The blood cultures collected on admission were reported as growing Gram-negative bacilli three days after being drawn. S Afr Med J ;

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