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

Lok Yung1, Carl Urban2, Negin Niknam3 and Glenn Turett1
  • 1 New York Presbyterian Queens, United States
  • 2 Cornell University, United States
  • 3 Northwell Health, United States
American Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 15 No. 4, 2019, 95-98

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajidsp.2019.95.98

Submitted On: 21 August 2019
Published On: 10 October 2019

How to Cite: Yung, L., Urban, C., Niknam, N. & Turett, G. (2019). Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Due to Clostridium Limosum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15(4), 95-98. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajidsp.2019.95.98

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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Keywords

  • Clostrdium limosum
  • Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis
  • Management