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Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Bordetella holmesii, an Acinetobacter lookalike

Stijn Jonckheere UGent, Thierry De Baere, Pascal Schroeyers, Oriane Soetens, Annelies De Bel and Ignace Surmont (2012) JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 61(6). p.874-877
abstract
We report a case of fulminant endocarditis on a prosthetic homograft aortic valve caused by Bordetella holmesii, which was successfully managed by surgical valve replacement and antibiotic treatment. B. holmesii, a strictly aerobic, small, Gram-negative coccobacillus, has been implicated as an infrequent cause of a pertussis-like syndrome and other respiratory illnesses. However, B. holmesii is also a rare cause of septicaemia and infective endocarditis, mostly in immunocompromised patients. To our knowledge, this is the first report of B. holmesii endocarditis on a prosthetic aortic valve. Routine laboratory testing initially misidentified the strain as Acinetobacter sp. Correct identification was achieved by 16S rRNA gene and outer-membrane protein A (ompA) gene sequencing. Interestingly, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization timeof-flight mass spectrometry also produced an accurate species-level identification. Subsequent susceptibility testing and review of the literature revealed ceftazidime, cefepime, carbapenems, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, piperacillin/tazobactam, tigecycline and colistin as possible candidates to treat infections caused by B. holmesii.
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keyword
endocarditis, Bordetella holmesii
journal title
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
J. Med. Microbiol.
volume
61
issue
6
pages
874 - 877
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305729700018
JCR category
MICROBIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.297 (2012)
JCR rank
61/116 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
0022-2615
DOI
10.1099/jmm.0.038695-0
language
English
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no
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A1
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2123541
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2123541
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2012-05-31 08:49:24
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  abstract     = {We report a case of fulminant endocarditis on a prosthetic homograft aortic valve caused by Bordetella holmesii, which was successfully managed by surgical valve replacement and antibiotic treatment. B. holmesii, a strictly aerobic, small, Gram-negative coccobacillus, has been implicated as an infrequent cause of a pertussis-like syndrome and other respiratory illnesses. However, B. holmesii is also a rare cause of septicaemia and infective endocarditis, mostly in immunocompromised patients. To our knowledge, this is the first report of B. holmesii endocarditis on a prosthetic aortic valve. Routine laboratory testing initially misidentified the strain as Acinetobacter sp. Correct identification was achieved by 16S rRNA gene and outer-membrane protein A (ompA) gene sequencing. Interestingly, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization timeof-flight mass spectrometry also produced an accurate species-level identification. Subsequent susceptibility testing and review of the literature revealed ceftazidime, cefepime, carbapenems, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, piperacillin/tazobactam, tigecycline and colistin as possible candidates to treat infections caused by B. holmesii.},
  author       = {Jonckheere, Stijn and De Baere, Thierry and Schroeyers, Pascal and Soetens, Oriane and De Bel, Annelies and Surmont, Ignace },
  issn         = {0022-2615},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY},
  keyword      = {endocarditis,Bordetella holmesii},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {874--877},
  title        = {Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Bordetella holmesii, an Acinetobacter lookalike},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.038695-0},
  volume       = {61},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Jonckheere, Stijn, Thierry De Baere, Pascal Schroeyers, Oriane Soetens, Annelies De Bel, and Ignace Surmont. 2012. “Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Caused by Bordetella Holmesii, an Acinetobacter Lookalike.” Journal of Medical Microbiology 61 (6): 874–877.
APA
Jonckheere, S., De Baere, T., Schroeyers, P., Soetens, O., De Bel, A., & Surmont, I. (2012). Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Bordetella holmesii, an Acinetobacter lookalike. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 61(6), 874–877.
Vancouver
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Jonckheere S, De Baere T, Schroeyers P, Soetens O, De Bel A, Surmont I. Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Bordetella holmesii, an Acinetobacter lookalike. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 2012;61(6):874–7.
MLA
Jonckheere, Stijn, Thierry De Baere, Pascal Schroeyers, et al. “Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Caused by Bordetella Holmesii, an Acinetobacter Lookalike.” JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 61.6 (2012): 874–877. Print.