A case of infective endocarditis due to Herbaspirillum Huttiense in a pediatric oncology patient.

Güngör A. A. , Demirdağ T., Dinç B., Azak E., Yazal Erdem A., Kurtipek B., ...More

Journal of infection in developing countries, vol.14, pp.1349-1351, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.13001
  • Journal Name: Journal of infection in developing countries
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1349-1351
  • Keywords: infective endocarditis, Herbaspirillum huttiense, pediatric, oncology, BACTEREMIA, PNEUMONIA, CHILDREN


Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the endocardium and/or heart valves that involves thrombus formation (vegetation). This condition might damage the endocardial tissue and/or valves. An indwelling central venous catheter is a major risk factor for bacteremia at-risked pediatric populations such as premature infants; children with cancer and/or connective tissue disorders. Herbaspirillum huttiense is a Gram-negative opportunistic bacillus that may cause bacteremia and pneumonia rarely in this fragile population. Herein we report the very first case of bacteremia and IE in a pediatric oncology patient caused by H. huttiense.