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Volume 11, Number 7—July 2005

Veillonella montpellierensis Endocarditis

Clarisse Rovery*, Anne Etienne*, Cédric Foucault*, Pierre Berger*, and Philippe Brouqui*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France

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Summary of 7 reported patients with endocarditis due to Veillonella species*

Veillonella species isolated Age Sex Infected valve Preexisting valvular disease Echo vegetation Specimen site Duration of illness before diagnosis Treatment Outcome
V. alcalescens (6) 51 Male Prosthetic mitral Y Y Blood† Penicillin G (6 wk IV); surgery Cured
V. alcalescens (7) 60 Male Native aortic Benign heart murmur N Valve‡ 6 mo Cephapirin and gentamicin (2 wk); oral penicillin V for 6 mo; surgery Cured
V. alcalescens (8) 35 Male Native mitral N Blood 7 mo Sulfonamide, penicillin, heparin, and para-amino-hippurate (18 mo) Cured
V. dispar (9) 56 Male Prosthetic mitral Y Y Blood 2 wk Penicillin (6 wk) Cured
V. dispar (10) 57 Female Prosthetic mitral Y Y Blood† 3 wk Ampicillin (2 wk IV) and metronidazole (2 wk oral); oral clindamycin; surgery Cured
V. parvula (11) 49 Male Prosthetic mitral Y N Valve‡ 36 h Metronidazole; surgery Cured
V. montpellierensis (present work) Native mitral and aortic Y Y Blood 6 d Ampicillin (6 wk) and gentamicin (3 wk) Unknown

*Y, yes; N, no; echo, echocardiography.
†Negative culture of valve specimens.
‡Negative culture of blood specimens.

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