Moraxella lacunata: a rare cause of infective endocarditis

Kutleša, Marko and Lepur, Dragan and Klinar, Igor and Rudež, Igor and Vincelj, Josip and Bukovski, Suzana and Baršić, Bruno (2007) Moraxella lacunata: a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, 39 (10). pp. 917-919. ISSN 0036-5548

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Abstract

We describe the first case of Moraxella lacunata definite native valve endocarditis in a patient with previously normal mitral valves. The disease was complicated with embolizations of the brain and spleen. After 6 weeks of antimicrobial treatment, valvular replacement was performed. The clinical course and diagnostic findings suggest that Moraxella lacunata possesses high aggressiveness leading to progressive valvular destruction and embolizations.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Endocarditis, Bacterial/complications ; Endocarditis, Bacterial/microbiology ; Female ; Heart Valve Diseases/complications ; Heart Valve Diseases/microbiology ; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation ; Humans ; Intracranial Embolism/etiology ; Middle Aged ; Mitral Valve/microbiology ; Moraxella/classification ; Moraxella/isolation & purification ; Moraxellaceae Infections/complications ; Moraxellaceae Infections/microbiology
Departments: Katedra za infektologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Kutleša, MarkoUNSPECIFIED
Lepur, DraganUNSPECIFIED
Klinar, IgorUNSPECIFIED
Rudež, IgorUNSPECIFIED
Vincelj, JosipUNSPECIFIED
Bukovski, SuzanaUNSPECIFIED
Baršić, BrunoUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/648

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