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Abstract

We present a case of aortic and tricuspid native valve endocarditis in which was isolated from the blood culture of a 65-year-old man. is a fastidious, Gram-negative bacillus. The genus encompasses two species – and . Although both species rarely feature as the aetiological agent of endocarditis, has a higher incidence than For this causative organism, we believe this is the first report of fatality prior to surgical intervention and the first clinical course to be complicated by cerebral vasculitis. Native valve endocarditis caused by Gram-negative bacilli is extremely rare and identification of isolates may require the use of reference laboratories with molecular identification techniques.

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