Infectious endocarditis caused by Helcococcus kunzii in a vascular patient: a case report and literature review

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BACKGROUND Helcococcus kunzii is a facultative anaerobic bacterium that was first described by Collins et al. in 1993, and was initially considered as a commensal of the human skin, in particular of lower extremities. Human infections caused by H. kunzii remain rare with only a few cases published in the pubmed database. Nevertheless recent reports indicate… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-015-0984-y

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