Rare Organisms Encountered In Blood Cultures of Endócarditis Cases

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  • Ghazala Haq
  • Mishahucidin Pirzada Siddiquif

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Rare Organisms Encountered In Blood Cultures of Endócarditis Cases

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Apart from the known causative organisms that have been proved to cause endocarditis, a number of other organisms hate been also reported to cause this disease a review of which is given, so as to create an awareness that these organisms should be looked for when blood cultures are done and should not be neglected as contaminants or non-pathogens.

gram negative bacillus. It is not quite certain whether this can be classified as Flavobacterium, Sherwood in 1931 (cited by Schiff et a17. 1961) isolated Flavobacterium from the spinal fluid in a case of meningitis. Brodymoore and King 1958 (cited by Shiff et al.7, 1961) reported two out-breaks of meningitis caused by this gram negative bacillus. Kleeman, Hewitt and Ouze in 1960, reported 100 cases of urinary tract infection due to this organism. This being its pathogenic history it was seen to cause endocarditis also as reported by Schiff et al., 1961.

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