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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Sep;47(1):359-60.

Endocarditis caused by Finegoldia magna (formerly Peptostreptococcus magnus): diagnosis depends on the blood culture system used.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH -4031 Basel, Switzerland. sbassetti


We present a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Finegoldia magna (formerly Peptostreptococcus magnus). Blood cultures in the BacT/ALERT and BACTEC 9240 system were negative. We therefore tested different blood culture systems: F. magna grew in the SEPTI-CHEK BHI-S and in the ISOLATOR, but not in the BacT/ALERT system.

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