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Corynebacterium propinquum endocarditis: a confounding presentation of a rare entity.

PMID: 28376415 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1016/j.carpath.2017.03.006 (read at publisher's website )

Bryan Rea, Jaleah Hawkins, Htun Min, Richard Maniglia, Naasha Talati, Laurel Glaser,

Infective endocarditis is rarely caused by Corynebacterium species. We report a unique case of Corynebacterium propinquum endocarditis in an otherwise healthy individual, and it is the first example of this organism causing culture-negative endocarditis. Conflicting clinical and microbiological data led to the use of sequencing to confirm the causative organism. This case illustrates C. propinquum as a cause of infective endocarditis, and it demonstrates the utility of ancillary molecular diagnostic techniques to identify etiologic agents in difficult cases of infective endocarditis.

Cardiovasc Pathol (Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology)
[2017, 28:71-73]

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