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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The majority of C hominis isolates previously reported in the literature were sensitive to penicillin 1hominos5 – 911 – 1418192122242528 Eighty-three per cent 24 of 29 of cases in the literature have described at least one of these symptoms 2 – Description of two patients and characterization of the organism”. CNS central nervous system. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Microbiology Although growth of C.

Table 8 Comparison of biochemical characteristics of C. Four cases homins clinical and laboratory observations. Jobanputra RS, Moysey J.

Atypical presentation of Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis. Comparison of biochemical characteristics of C. A CT scan showed discitis at the L3—L4 level and lytic lesions within all lumbar vertebrae; further studies caediobacterium the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. N Engl J Med ; Am J Med Technol. Ann Biol Clin Paris ; No portion of this site may be reproduced.


Molecular methods of diagnosing this pathogen have recently been reported and may provide an alternative method of diagnosis in the future. Ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery that was due to Cardiobacterium endocarditis. Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis associated with very severe thrombocytopenia and platelet autoantibodies.

Blood cultures were sent and empirical antibiotic therapy with cefuroxime and azithromycin was initiated. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek ; Manuscripts were reviewed to identify potential risk factors, clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcomes.

The patient described in the present report was unwell for several weeks before seeking medical attention. Endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium hominis. Report of four cases.


Cardiobacterium hominis – Wikipedia

C dardiobacterium produces indole and is oxidase-positive 136 Endocarditis caused by cardiobacteium Pasteurella -like organism; report of four cases. The size of the vegetations, as determined by echocardiography, was described in only four cases: Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis manifesting as bacterial meningitis.

Two cases and a review of the literature”. Microbiologically, C hominis has been described as a fastidious, pleomorphic Gram-negative bacillus 136 Infective endocarditis complicated with progressive heart failure due to beta-lactamase-producing Cardiobacterium hominis J Clin Microbiol ; Cardiobacterium hominis bioprosthetic mitral valve endocarditis presenting as septic arthritis.

Cardiobacterium hominis on blood agar plate.

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TEE confirmed these findings and further revealed echodense thickenings on all prosthetic valve leaflets along with a mobile echodensity on the left ventricular side of vardiobacterium valve. Patients may present with constitutional symptoms, symptoms related to valvular destruction or symptoms secondary to embolic events.

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Endocarditis caused by a Pasteurella -like organism; report of four cases.

Transthoracic echo-cardiography TTE demonstrated prosthetic aortic valve dehiscence and a homunis abscess. Presentation of a case [Letter].

Almost all patients with C. Vasculitic manifestations such as glomerulonephritis 32arthralgia and skin rashes, including a bullous eruption 12may complicate C.

Since different susceptibility testing methods were used, direct comparison of the susceptibilities of the two isolates is difficult. Atypical presentation of Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis. Copyright American Medical Association. Description of two patients and characterization of the organism.

Cardiobacterium hominis – Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents

Conclusion C hominis is an infrequent cause of endocarditis. Clin Microbiol Infect ; This case demonstrates the usefulness of both the Steiner stain and broad-range direct molecular amplification as supplemental diagnostic tools in identification of otherwise unexplained infections. Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis occurring after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

The organism is often gram variable, with one or both ends retaining the crystal violet stain and appearing to be gram positive.