A case of native valve infective endocarditis caused by bacillus cereus

Dong Hyun Oh, Min Hyung Kim, Yong Chan Kim, Je Eun Song, Jin Young Ahn, Sang Hoon Han, JunYong Choi, Chang Oh Kim, Hyuk-Jae Chang, DongEun Yong, Young Goo Song, Kyungwon Lee, June Myung Kim

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Abstract

Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous organism that often contaminates microbiological cultures but rarely causes serious infections in humans. It is the causative organism of infective endocarditis (IE), a disease typically associated with intravenous (IV) drug abusers. Thus, almost all reported cases have involved the tricuspid valve. We report a case of native mitral valve (MV) IE caused by B. cereus in a 54 year-oldman with moderate MV regurgitation but no apparent history of IV drug use. He presented with fever and dyspnea on exertion, symptoms which had been ongoing for 2 months. B. cereus infection was determined by blood culture examination. A transthoracic echocardiography revealed that mobile vegetations had attached to the MV. He was treated with IV antibiotics for a total of 6 weeks and received MV replacement surgery. He has maintained a good clinical recovery without complications since discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-314
Number of pages5
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1

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Bacillus cereus
Endocarditis
Mitral Valve
Tricuspid Valve
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Drug Users
Infection
Dyspnea
Echocardiography
Fever
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Oh, D. H., Kim, M. H., Kim, Y. C., Song, J. E., Ahn, J. Y., Han, S. H., ... Kim, J. M. (2012). A case of native valve infective endocarditis caused by bacillus cereus. Infection and Chemotherapy, 44(4), 310-314. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2012.44.4.310
Oh, Dong Hyun ; Kim, Min Hyung ; Kim, Yong Chan ; Song, Je Eun ; Ahn, Jin Young ; Han, Sang Hoon ; Choi, JunYong ; Kim, Chang Oh ; Chang, Hyuk-Jae ; Yong, DongEun ; Song, Young Goo ; Lee, Kyungwon ; Kim, June Myung. / A case of native valve infective endocarditis caused by bacillus cereus. In: Infection and Chemotherapy. 2012 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 310-314.
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A case of native valve infective endocarditis caused by bacillus cereus. / Oh, Dong Hyun; Kim, Min Hyung; Kim, Yong Chan; Song, Je Eun; Ahn, Jin Young; Han, Sang Hoon; Choi, JunYong; Kim, Chang Oh; Chang, Hyuk-Jae; Yong, DongEun; Song, Young Goo; Lee, Kyungwon; Kim, June Myung.

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