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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 307852, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/307852
Case Report

Infective Endocarditis: A Rare Organism in an Uncommon Setting

1Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Jaya Nagar 9th Block, BG Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560069, India
2Department of Microbiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Jaya Nagar 9th Block, BG Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560069, India

Received 31 October 2012; Accepted 2 December 2012

Academic Editors: R. Colodner, P. Horrocks, and D. L. Palazzi

Copyright © 2012 Rajiv Ananthakrishna et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Facklamia hominis is a rare causative organism of infective endocarditis (IE). Only few cases of infection due to F. hominis have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of IE due to Gram-positive, alpha-haemolytic, catalase-negative coccus F. hominis in an adult patient with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Isolated mitral stenosis is an uncommon valve lesion predisposing to IE. The following paper is being presented to emphasize the possibility of IE due to F. hominis, and laboratories need to be alert of the potential significance in appropriate clinical setting.