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A case of Kingella kingae endocarditis complicated by native mitral valve rupture

Bagherirad, Mohammad, Entesari-Tatafi, Damoon, Mirzaee, Sam, Appelbe, Allan, Yap, Chenghon and Athan, Eugene 2013, A case of Kingella kingae endocarditis complicated by native mitral valve rupture, Australasian Medical Journal, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 172-174, doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1577.

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Title A case of Kingella kingae endocarditis complicated by native mitral valve rupture
Author(s) Bagherirad, Mohammad
Entesari-Tatafi, Damoon
Mirzaee, Sam
Appelbe, Allan
Yap, Chenghon
Athan, EugeneORCID iD for Athan, Eugene orcid.org/0000-0001-9838-6471
Journal name Australasian Medical Journal
Volume number 6
Issue number 4
Start page 172
End page 174
Total pages 3
Publisher Australasian Medical Journal Pty Ltd
Place of publication Perth, WA
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1836-1935
Keyword(s) Kingella kingae
endocarditis
mitral valve rupture
Summary We report a case of Kingella kingae endocarditis in a patient with a history of recent respiratory tract infection and dental extraction. This case is remarkable for embolic and vasculitic phenomena in association with a large valve vegetation and valve perforation. Kingella kingae is an organism known to cause endocarditis, however early major complications are uncommon. Our case of Kingella endocarditis behaved in a virulent fashion necessitating a combined approach of intravenous antibiotic therapy and a valve replacement. It highlights the importance of expedited investigation for endocarditis in patients with Kingella bacteraemia.
Language eng
DOI 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1577
Field of Research 110309 Infectious Diseases
Socio Economic Objective 920109 Infectious Diseases
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061942

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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