Detection of Cardiobacterium valvarum in patient with aortic valve infective endocarditis by broad-range PCR.
|Year of publication||2010|
|Type||Article in Periodical|
|Magazine / Source||Journal of Medical Microbiology|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|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.|