L. micdadei PVE successfully treated with levofloxacin/valve replacement: Case report and review of the literature

Mahesh C. Patel, Michael H. Levi, Panna Mahadevi, Michele Nana, Avraham D. Merav, Noah Robbins

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Abstract

Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) due to Legionella micdadei was diagnosed in a man a year after valve replacement with a bovine xenograft. He did not have pneumonia. The microbiologic diagnosis was established after valvectomy, which was necessitated by failure of empiric antibiotics to eradicate the infection. The fastidious organism grew only on buffered charcoal yeast extract agar and was confirmed as L. micdadei by gene sequence analysis. We believe this to be the first culture-proven case of L. micdadei PVE reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e265-e268
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Legionella micdadei
  • Prosthetic valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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