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Detection of Cardiobacterium valvarum in patient with aortic valve infective endocarditis by broad-range PCR.

Authors

VANĚRKOVÁ Martina ŽALOUDÍKOVÁ Barbora NĚMCOVÁ Eva JURÁNKOVÁ Jana POL Jiří ČERNÝ Jan NĚMEC Petr FREIBERGER Tomáš

Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Medical Microbiology
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Field Immunology
Keywords Cardiobacterium valvarum; 16S rRNA; PCR
Description Cardiobacterium valvarum, a fastidious Gram-negative bacterium, was detected in the aortic valve of a previously healthy 63-year-old man by broad-range PCR and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. In contrast to the patients in five previously published cases, our patient had neither a congenital bicuspid nor a prosthetic aortic valve. Here, we present a case of C. valvarum native tricuspid aortic valve infective endocarditis and a review of the literature.
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