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Revista chilena de infectología

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CLAVERO, Rene et al. Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient undergoing chronic hemodialysis. First case report in Chile and review of the literature. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.4, pp.397-403. ISSN 0716-1018.

Reports of Lactococcus garvieae infections in humans are scarce, and only one of them in a patient under-going hemodialysis. We report the first case of Lactococcus garvieae infection in Chile, presenting as an infective endocarditis, ultimately fatal, in a patient with uncomplicated colonic diverticulosis and end stage renal failure undergoing chronic hemodialysis. We review the published cases and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges associated with this new, increasingly diagnosed pathogen, capable of producing serious infections in susceptible patients.

Keywords : Lactococcus garviae infection; infective endocarditis.

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