A case of infective endocarditis due to Herbaspirillum Huttiense in a pediatric oncology patient

  • Ahmet Alptuğ Güngör Department of Pediatrics, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Tugba B Demirdağ Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bedia Dinç Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Emine Azak Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Arzu Yazal Erdem Department of Pediatric Heamatology and Oncology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Burçin Kurtipek Department of Pediatric Heamatology and Oncology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Aslinur Özkaya Parlakay Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Neriman Sarı Department of Pediatric Heamatology and Oncology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: infective endocarditis, Herbaspirillum huttiense, pediatric, oncology

Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the endocardium and/or heart valves that involves thrombus formation (vegetation). This condition might damage the endocardial tissue and/or valves. An indwelling central venous catheter is a major risk factor for bacteremia at-risked pediatric populations such as premature infants; children with cancer and/or connective tissue disorders. Herbaspirillum huttiense is a Gram-negative opportunistic bacillus that may cause bacteremia and pneumonia rarely in this fragile population. Herein we report the very first case of bacteremia and IE in a pediatric oncology patient caused by H. huttiense.

Published
2020-11-30
How to Cite
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Güngör AA, Demirdağ TB, Dinç B, Azak E, Yazal Erdem A, Kurtipek B, Özkaya Parlakay A, Sarı N (2020) A case of infective endocarditis due to Herbaspirillum Huttiense in a pediatric oncology patient. J Infect Dev Ctries 14:1349-1351. doi: 10.3855/jidc.13001
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Case Reports