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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014, Article ID 456471, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/456471
Case Report

Gemella morbillorum Endocarditis

1Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Clinical Microbiology, Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Received 27 August 2014; Revised 13 November 2014; Accepted 14 November 2014; Published 7 December 2014

Academic Editor: Paola Di Carlo

Copyright © 2014 Serap Ural 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

Infective endocarditis caused by Gemella morbillorum is a rare disease. In this report 67-year-old male patient with G. morbillorum endocarditis was presented. The patient was hospitalized as he had a fever of unknown origin and in the two of the three sets of blood cultures taken at the first day of hospitalization G. morbillorum was identified. The transthoracic echogram revealed 14 × 10 mm vegetation on the aortic noncoronary cuspis. After 4 weeks of antibiotic therapy, the case was referred to the clinic of cardiovascular surgery for valve surgery.