Leptotrichia endocarditis: report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Leptotrichia species typically colonize the oral cavity and genitourinary tract. We report the first two cases of endocarditis secondary to L. goodfellowii sp. nov. Both cases were identified using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Review of the English literature revealed only two other cases of Leptotrichia sp. endocarditis.

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Cited Authors

  • Caram, LB; Linefsky, JP; Read, KM; Murdoch, DR; Lalani, T; Woods, CW; Reller, LB; Kanj, SS; Premru, MM; Ryan, S; Al-Hegelan, M; Donnio, PY; Orezzi, C; Paiva, MG; Tribouilloy, C; Watkin, R; Harris, O; Eisen, DP; Corey, GR; Cabell, CH; Petti, CA; International Collaboration on Endocarditis Investigator Group,

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 143

PubMed ID

  • 17960435

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0934-9723

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10096-007-0406-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany