Endocarditis por Lactococcus garvieae en un paciente sometido a hemodialisis crónica. Primer caso reportado en Chile y revisión de la literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient undergoing chronic hemodialysis. First case report in Chile and review of the literature

Rene Clavero, Juanita Escobar, Sergio Ramos-Avasola, Lorenzo Merello, Francisco Álvarez

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Abstract

Reports of Lactococcus garvieae infections in humans are scarce, and only one of them in a patient undergoing hemodialysis. We report the first case of Lactococcus garvieae infection in Chile, presenting as an infective endocarditis, ultimately fatal, in a patient with uncomplicated colonic diverticulosis and end stage renal failure undergoing chronic hemodialysis. We review the published cases and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges associated with this new, increasingly diagnosed pathogen, capable of producing serious infections in susceptible patients.

Translated title of the contributionLactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient undergoing chronic hemodialysis. First case report in Chile and review of the literature
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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