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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000234
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Bordetella Holmesii Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of Literature

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

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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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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