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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

Infective Endocarditis in Northeastern Thailand

George WattComments to Author , Orathai Pachirat, Henry C. Baggett, Susan A. Maloney, Viraphong Lulitanond, Didier Raoult, Saithip Bhengsri, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Anucha Paupairoj, Michael Kosoy, Nongrak Ud-Ai, Wichuda Sukwicha, Toni Whistler, and Pierre-Edouard Fournier
Author affiliations: Thailand Ministry of Public Health–US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand (G. Watt, H.C. Baggett, S.A. Maloney, S. Bhengsri, S. Thamthitiwat, W. Sukwicha, T. Whistler); Khon Kaen University Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen, Thailand (O. Pachirat, V. Lulitanond, A. Paupairoj, N. Ud-Ai); Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France (D. Raoult, P.-E. Fournier); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (H.C. Baggett, S.A. Maloney, T. Whistler); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (M. Kosoy)

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Table 2

Bacterial species identified in 60 patients with infective endocarditis, Khon Kaen, Thailand, January 2010–July 2012*

Disease type, organisms
No. (%) cases
Zoonoses 15 (25)
Coxiella burnetti 5
Bartonella henselae 4
Streptococcus suis 4
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae 1
Campylobacter fetus 1
Nonzoonoses 45 (75)
Enterococcus faecalis 6
Enterococcus spp. 4
Staphylococcus aureus 5
Coagulase–negative Staphylococcus sp. 2
Viridans streptococci 5
Streptococcus agalactiae 4
Streptococcus anginosus 4
Streptococcus gordonii 2
Streptococcus gallolyticus 2
Streptococcus mitis 2
Streptococcus dysgalactiae 1
Streptococcus oralis 1
Streptococcus difficilis 1
Streptococcus pneumonia 1
Streptococcus sinensis 1
Streptococcus spp. 1
Corynebacterium diptheriae 1

*No pathogenic agents were identified for 72 (54.6%) of 132 patients.
†Not previously reported to cause infective endocarditis in Thailand.

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