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July 1983

Cardiobacterium hominis: Endocarditis Manifesting as Bacterial Meningitis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases (Drs Francioli and Glauser), the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Institute of Microbiology (Dr Roussianos), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(7):1483-1484. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350070211036

Cardiobacterium hominis is a rare cause of endocarditis, and infection caused by this organism has not been described outside the vascular system. A patient with a congenital bicuspid aortic valve was initially seen with C hominis bacterial meningitis. Septic emboli from an underlying endocarditis were probably the source of the infection.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1483-1484)