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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 1024054, 4 pages
Case Report

A Case of Infective Endocarditis and Pulmonary Septic Emboli Caused by Lactococcus lactis

1Pediatric Department, St. Vincent French Hospital, Nazareth, Israel
2Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
3Pediatric Cardiology Unit, St. Vincent French Hospital, Nazareth, Israel
4Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
5Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

Received 17 July 2016; Accepted 14 September 2016

Academic Editor: Larry A. Rhodes

Copyright © 2016 Bshara Mansour 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.


Infective endocarditis is a rare condition in children with normal hearts. We present here a case of previously healthy eleven-year-old girl with infective endocarditis and pulmonary septic emboli caused by a very rare bacterial etiology (Lactococcus lactis). Identification of this pathogen was only made by polymerase chain reaction.