American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Due to Clostridium Limosum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Lok Yung, Carl Urban, Negin Niknam and Glenn Turett

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2019.95.98

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 15, Issue 4

Pages 95-98

Abstract

Clostridium limosum is an anaerobic gram positive rod-shaped bacterium found in soil and can cause infections in a variety of animals. Rarely has this organism caused infections in humans. While clostridial prosthetic valve endocarditis is reported infrequently, we document the first human case of prosthetic valve endocarditis as the sole pathogen, due to Clostrdium limosum.

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© 2019 Lok Yung, Carl Urban, Negin Niknam and Glenn Turett. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.