Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Pediatr Cardiol. 1996 Mar-Apr;17(2):108-11.

Infective endocarditis caused by an unusual gram-negative rod, Rahnella aquatilis.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatrics, National Sanatorium Toyama Hospital, Japan.

Abstract

An 11-month-old girl with congenital heart disease developed infective endocarditis. Blood cultures revealed an unusual gram-negative rod, Rahnella aquatilis. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of netilmicin and ceftazidime. This is the first case report of infective endocarditis caused by this organism. R. aquatilis should be recognized as a clinical pathogen capable of causing life-threatening infection in children and adults.

PMID:
8833496
DOI:
10.1007/BF02505093
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Springer
Loading ...
Support Center