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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181812c28
Case Reports

Citrobacter koseri Endocarditis in a Patient Undergoing Hemodialysis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Figueroa Castro, Carlos E. MD*; Smith, Philip W. MD†

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Abstract

Patients with chronic kidney failure have an increased risk of bacteremia and endocarditis. Gram-negative rods are not a common cause of endocarditis, but morbidity and mortality are significant. Citrobacter, a gram-negative rod, is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. We report a case of Citrobacter koseri endocarditis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis.

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