RRC ID 40809
Author Sohn KM, Huh K, Baek JY, Kim YS, Kang CI, Peck KR, Lee NY, Song JH, Ko KS, Chung DR.
Title A new causative bacteria of infective endocarditis, Bergeyella cardium sp. nov.
Journal Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.
Abstract The first cases of infective endocarditis due to a new species of Bergeyella, Bergeyella cardium sp. nov., are reported. Two strains, 13-07(T) (= JCM 30115(T) = NCCP 15908(T)) and 13-16, were independently isolated from 2 patients in different hospitals in Korea. Initially, the isolates were identified as Brevundimonas spp.; however, their 16S rRNA gene sequences shared a similarity of 94.9% with Bergeyella zoohelcum, implying that they are a new species belonging to of the genus Bergeyella. The organisms might be susceptible to many commonly used antibiotics, including penicillin. The first case was successfully treated with ceftriaxone, and the second, with piperacillin/tazobactam plus amikacin.
Volume 81(3)
Pages 213-6
Published 2015-3
DOI 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.12.001
PII S0732-8893(14)00492-1
PMID 25544000
MeSH Adult Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use Cluster Analysis DNA, Bacterial / chemistry DNA, Bacterial / genetics DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry DNA, Ribosomal / genetics Endocarditis / diagnosis* Endocarditis / microbiology* Flavobacteriaceae / classification* Flavobacteriaceae / genetics Flavobacteriaceae / isolation & purification* Hospitals Humans Korea Male Microbial Sensitivity Tests Middle Aged Molecular Sequence Data Penicillanic Acid / analogs & derivatives Penicillanic Acid / therapeutic use Phylogeny Piperacillin / therapeutic use RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics Sequence Analysis, DNA Treatment Outcome
IF 2.341
Times Cited 3
General Microbes JCM 30115