Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis: First case report in Italy and review of the literature

Gianluca Russo, Marco Iannetta, Alessandra D'Abramo, Maria Teresa Mascellino, Annalisa Pantosti, Linda Erario, Gianpiero Tebano, Alessandra Oliva, Claudia D'Agostino, Vito Trinchieri, Vincenzo Vullo

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Abstract

Lactococcus garvieae is a human opportunistic pathogen with low virulence, but it is a well-known pathogen in aquaculture. A total of 21 human infections have been reported in the literature, mostly endocarditis. Automated methods can wrongly identify this microorganism as Enterococcus spp with a non-standard phenotype, leading to an underestimation of the incidence of this infection. The route of infection could be the ingestion of raw fish, grilled fish or fresh dairy products. We describe the first case of L. garvieae mitral valve endocarditis in Italy, in a patient with mitral valve repair with autologous pericardium, mechanic prosthetic aortic valve and colonic diverticulosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-501
Number of pages7
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Colonic Diverticulosis
Lactococcus
Endocarditis
Italy
Mitral Valve
Fishes
Infection
Aquaculture
Dairy Products
Pericardium
Enterococcus
Aortic Valve
Virulence
Eating
Phenotype
Incidence

Keywords

  • Diverticulosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Lactococcus garvieae
  • Mitral valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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Russo, G., Iannetta, M., D'Abramo, A., Mascellino, M. T., Pantosti, A., Erario, L., ... Vullo, V. (2012). Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis: First case report in Italy and review of the literature. New Microbiologica, 35(4), 495-501.

Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis : First case report in Italy and review of the literature. / Russo, Gianluca; Iannetta, Marco; D'Abramo, Alessandra; Mascellino, Maria Teresa; Pantosti, Annalisa; Erario, Linda; Tebano, Gianpiero; Oliva, Alessandra; D'Agostino, Claudia; Trinchieri, Vito; Vullo, Vincenzo.

In: New Microbiologica, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012, p. 495-501.

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Russo, G, Iannetta, M, D'Abramo, A, Mascellino, MT, Pantosti, A, Erario, L, Tebano, G, Oliva, A, D'Agostino, C, Trinchieri, V & Vullo, V 2012, 'Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis: First case report in Italy and review of the literature', New Microbiologica, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 495-501.
Russo, Gianluca ; Iannetta, Marco ; D'Abramo, Alessandra ; Mascellino, Maria Teresa ; Pantosti, Annalisa ; Erario, Linda ; Tebano, Gianpiero ; Oliva, Alessandra ; D'Agostino, Claudia ; Trinchieri, Vito ; Vullo, Vincenzo. / Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a patient with colonic diverticulosis : First case report in Italy and review of the literature. In: New Microbiologica. 2012 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 495-501.
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