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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-183

Citrobacter freundii : A rare cause of native valve endocarditis


Department of Medicine I and Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar Abhilash
Department of Medicine I and Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.191188

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Citrobacter species are usually intestinal tract colonizers and occasionally cause nosocomial infections such as urinary tract, respiratory tract, and wound infections. However, native valve endocarditis due to these organisms is extremely rare. We report a human immunodeficiency virus-infected individual with Citrobacter freundii endocarditis of the native aortic valve.


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