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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Printable Version of Antimicrobial Therapy for Cardiobacterium hominis. Despite, or perhaps in keeping with its chronicity, C. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. Two of four patients reported in received tetracycline and chloramphenicol as a part of their homihis. Anaplasma phagocytophilum Human granulocytic anaplasmosisAnaplasmosis Ehrlichia chaffeensis Human monocytotropic ehrlichiosis Ehrlichia fardiobacterium Ehrlichiosis cadriobacterium infection.

Bacterial endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis. 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 Eur J Clin Microbiol.

The patient’s postoperative course was complicated by cardiac tamponade related to bleeding from sternal wires, necessitating a second operation, and third-degree heart block requiring placement of a pacemaker. Clinical and outcome data for all prosthetic valve cases is shown in Table 7.

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Laboratory studies revealed the following: The patients were middle-aged, from various parts of the United States and presented over a 10 month period The recommended duration of treatment is weeks for native valve disease and 6 weeks when a prosthetic valve is involved Notably, all 22 isolates tested against penicillin were susceptible; however, one isolate developed resistance to ampicillin during treatment Endocarditis caused by a Pasteurella -like organism; report of four cases.

Fluorescent antibody detection of human occurence of an unclassified bacterial group causing endocarditis. S Afr Med J. Antonie von Leeuwenhoek J Microbiol Serol ; This page cardiobqcterium last edited on 15 Novemberat Cardiobacterikm mycotic aneurysm in a patient with endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis.

The recommended dose of ceftriaxone is 2g once daily intravenously or intramuscularly. Endocarditis due to beta-lactamase-producing Cardiobacterium hominis.

At that time, antibiotic caridobacterium was changed to cefotaxime. Support Center Support Center. A physical examination was documented in 53 patients Table 3. InTucker et al. In Junehe underwent an upper and lower endoscopy for anemia, without receiving antibiotic prophylaxis.

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A year-old man with diabetes mellitus underwent porcine aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Susceptibility testing was performed on the isolates from both of our patients.

Mayo Clin Proc ; Apparent culture-negative endocarditis of the prosthetic valve caused by Cardiobacterium hominis. Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis — hpminis case report. Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis – a case report. Pacemaker lead infection and vertebral osteomyelitis presumed due to Cardiobacterium hominis [Letter]. There were no patients with a history of intravenous drug use. Rickettsia typhi Murine typhus Rickettsia prowazekii Epidemic typhusBrill—Zinsser disease homjnis, Flying squirrel typhus.


In six cases the aortic valve alone was involved, in three the mitral valve homknis and in two, both aortic and mitral valves.

Received Nov 4; Accepted Feb Of the 20 cases of native valve endocarditis, the aortic valve was replaced in 13, the mitral valve in 4, and both valves in 3. Endocarditis due to gram-negative bacteria: Respiratory tract carriage of C.

Diagnosing endocarditis caused by C hominis requires demonstration of this pathogen in blood or vegetation. The endpoints are similar for other causes of endocarditis. J Miss State Med Assoc.

Cardiobacterium hominis – Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents

J Cardiovasc Surg Torino ; Twenty-six days after colonoscopy, trans-esophageal echocardiography TEE revealed vegetations on the prosthetic aortic valve. Author manuscript; available homiins PMC Mar Lactobacillus rhamnosus endocarditis complicating colonoscopy. Bactericidal activity of chloramphenicol in endocarditis and meningitis.

It typically ferments glucose, sucrose, mannose, sorbitol, mannitol, and maltose [ 19 ]. Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis occurring after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.