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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Research

Bacterial Zoonoses and Infective Endocarditis, Algeria

Akila Benslimani*1, Florence Fenollar†1, Hubert Lepidi†, and Didier Raoult†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Service de Biologie Clinique, Alger, Algérie; †Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Table 2

Distribution of 110 infective endocarditis cases* diagnosed in Algeria using blood culture, cardiac valve culture, serologic testing, cardiac valve polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and PCR on serum samples

Identified microorganisms Positive samples/tested samples
Blood culture (N = 110) Cardiac valve culture (N = 38) Serologic 
testing (N = 61) Cardiac valve PCR (N = 38) PCR on serum sample (N = 9) Total
Streptococcus spp. and related genera 0/22 0/4 NP 7/0 NP† 24/0
Bartonella quintana 0/1‡ 0/3 5/2 10/0 3/2 12/2
Staphylococcus spp. 2/10 0/3 NP 2/1 NP 11/3
HACEK§ 0/4 0/0 NP 1/1 NP 5/1
Enterococcus spp. 1/1 0/0 NP 1/0 NP 2/1
Brucella melitensis 0/1 0/0 2/0 2/0 NP 2/0
Coxiella burnetii 0/0 0/0 2/0 0/0 1/NP 2/0
Corynebacterium spp. 0/2 0/1 NP 1/0 NP 2/0
Mycoplasma hominis 0/0 0/0 NP 1/0 NP 1/0
Enterobacteria spp. 1/1 0/0 NP 0/0 NP 1/1
Alcaligenes faecalis 0/1 0/0 NP 0/0 NP 1/0
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0/1 0/0 NP 0/0 NP 1/0
Bacillus cereus 0/0 0/0 NP 1/0 NP 1/0
Candida spp. 0/0 0/1 NP 1/0 NP 1/0
Negative samples for definite infective endocarditis/negative samples 
for possible infective endocarditis
No etiology 10/25 2/7 8/20 2/7 NP/NP

*77 definite and 33 possible.
†NP, not performed.
‡If we consider that Bartonella quintana was misidentified as Haemophilus influenzae.
§HACEK, Haemophilus, Actinobacillus, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, Kingella.

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1These 2 authors have contributed equally to the manuscript.

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