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J Med Microbiol. 2014 Jun;63(Pt 6):892-5. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.070060-0. Epub 2014 Mar 28.

Association between HACEK bacteraemia and endocarditis.

Author information

1
Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand yewha550@gmail.com David.Murdoch@cdhb.health.nz.
2
Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.
3
Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
4
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
5
Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand.
6
North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
7
Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand yewha550@gmail.com David.Murdoch@cdhb.health.nz.

Abstract

We retrospectively examined medical records of 87 patients with bacteraemia caused by members of the HACEK group (Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Aggregatibacter aphrophilus, Aggregatibacter paraphrophilus, Cardiobacterium spp., Eikenella corrodens and Kingella spp.) to determine whether endocarditis was present, as defined by the Duke criteria. The overall positive predictive value (PPV) of HACEK bacteraemia for endocarditis was 60 %. The PPV varied with different HACEK species from 0 % (E. corrodens) to 100 % (A. actinomycetemcomitans).

PMID:
24681996
DOI:
10.1099/jmm.0.070060-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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