Lactococcus garvieae is a human opportunistic pathogen with low virulence, but it is a well-known pathogen in aqua- culture. A total of 21 human infections have been reported in the literature, mostly endocarditis. Automated methods can wrongly identify this microorganism as Enterococcus spp with a non-standard phenotype, leading to an underes- timation of the incidence of this infection. The route of infection could be the ingestion of raw fish, grilled fish or fresh dairy products. We describe the first case of L. garvieae mitral valve endocarditis in Italy, in a patient with mitral valve repair with autologous pericardium, mechanic prosthetic aortic valve and colonic diverticulosis.

Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis: first case report in Italy and review of the literature / Russo, Gianluca; Iannetta, Marco; A., D’Abramo; Mascellino, Maria Teresa; A., Pantosti; L., Erario; Tebano, Gianpiero; Oliva, Alessandra; C., D’Agostino; V., Trinchieri; Vullo, Vincenzo. - In: NEW MICROBIOLOGICA. - ISSN 1121-7138. - STAMPA. - 4:35(2012), pp. 495-501.

Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis: first case report in Italy and review of the literature

RUSSO, Gianluca;IANNETTA, MARCO;MASCELLINO, Maria Teresa;TEBANO, GIANPIERO;OLIVA, ALESSANDRA;VULLO, Vincenzo
2012

Abstract

Lactococcus garvieae is a human opportunistic pathogen with low virulence, but it is a well-known pathogen in aqua- culture. A total of 21 human infections have been reported in the literature, mostly endocarditis. Automated methods can wrongly identify this microorganism as Enterococcus spp with a non-standard phenotype, leading to an underes- timation of the incidence of this infection. The route of infection could be the ingestion of raw fish, grilled fish or fresh dairy products. We describe the first case of L. garvieae mitral valve endocarditis in Italy, in a patient with mitral valve repair with autologous pericardium, mechanic prosthetic aortic valve and colonic diverticulosis.
2012
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Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis: first case report in Italy and review of the literature / Russo, Gianluca; Iannetta, Marco; A., D’Abramo; Mascellino, Maria Teresa; A., Pantosti; L., Erario; Tebano, Gianpiero; Oliva, Alessandra; C., D’Agostino; V., Trinchieri; Vullo, Vincenzo. - In: NEW MICROBIOLOGICA. - ISSN 1121-7138. - STAMPA. - 4:35(2012), pp. 495-501.
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