Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002
Nosocomial Endocarditis Caused by Corynebacterium amycolatum and Other Nondiphtheriae Corynebacteria
|Case||Age(y)/sex||Underlying disease process||Site of endocarditis||Associated IIDa||Therapy||Outcome|
|1||74/F||ANCA + vasculitis||Native mitral valve||Vascular catheter for HD||Vancomycin i.v. + oral rifampicin, 16 monthsb||Resolved at 21 months postdiagnosis|
|2||69/F||ANCA + vasculitis||Native mitral valve||Gortex AV fistula, vascular catheter for HD||Vancomycin i.v. + oral rifampicin, 37 days; mitral valve replacement||Died of unrelated causes 9 weeks after diagnosis|
|3||53/M||Postoperative acute renal failure||Prosthetic mitral valve (Starr Edwards)||Vascular catheter for HD CVC||Vancomycin i.v. + oral rifampicin, 42 days||Died of unrelated causes 8.5 months postdiagnosis|
aPatient refused surgery and follow-up echocardiograms.
bIID = indwelling intravascular device; ANCA = anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody; HD = hemodialysis; AV = arteriovenous; CVC = central venous catheter.
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