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GEMELLA BERGERIAE ENDOCARDITIS IN A BOY

Logan, Latania K. MD*†; Zheng, Xiaotian MD, PhD‡§; Shulman, Stanford T. MD*†

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: February 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - pp 184-186
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31815b1af0
Brief Reports

We describe the first pediatric case of Gemella bergeriae endocarditis in a 15-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia who presented with weight loss, chills, and cold intolerance. Blood cultures revealed Gram-positive cocci that failed to type with Lancefield group antiserum. The identification of the organism was confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Memorial Hospital; †Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; ‡Department of Microbiology, Children's Memorial Hospital, and §Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Accepted for publication September 13, 2007.

Address for correspondence: Latania K. Logan, MD, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Childrens Plaza, Box 20, Chicago, IL 60614. E-mail: llogan@childrensmemorial.org

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.