Haemophilus paraphrophilus endocarditis: case report and review.

  title={Haemophilus paraphrophilus endocarditis: case report and review.},
  author={Blanca Coll-Vinent and Xavier Sur{\'i}s and Alfonso L{\'o}pez-Soto and Jose M Mir{\'o} and Antonio Coca},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={20 5},
Endocarditis due to Haemophilus paraphrophilus is an uncommon disease. We report a case of H. paraphrophilus endocarditis with embolic complications in which the causative organism was resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. Before April 1994, 16 cases of H. paraphrophilus endocarditis had been reported. Infection by this organism usually affects a previously damaged mitral valve. We emphasize the fastidiousness of the organism and the high incidence of embolic complications, which determine the… CONTINUE READING


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