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Bordetella Holmesii Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of Literature

Couturier, Amy P. MD*; Dahl, Karen MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000234
Brief Reports

The second case of Bordetella holmesii endocarditis in a pediatric patient is presented. This patient had a prosthetic mitral valve and asplenia. He was successfully treated with 6 weeks of intravenous meropenem. We review all 9 other reported cases of endocarditis and summarize treatment and outcome. Five were immunocompromised and 6 had predisposing cardiac conditions.

Author Information

From the *Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; and Pediatric Infectious Disease Spectrum Health Medical Group, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI.

Accepted for publication December 4, 2013.

The authors have no funding or conflict of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Karen Dahl, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 100 Michigan St NE Mail Code 177, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. E-mail:

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