Endocarditis caused by non-HACEK gram-negative bacteria are very rare. However, it is more and more often reported as a nosocomial problem. This is especially serious because of the spread of multidrug resistant micro-organisms. Here we report the case of two patients who were admitted in our hospital for non-traumatic reasons and who were not affected by chronic diseases. We aimed at raising attention on an old but new threat: endocarditis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing and its possible treatment.
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Endocarditis from Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing: an emerging infection? Two case reports
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2019;
Submission date: 02 Jul 2019
Revised on: 01 Aug 2019
Accepted on: 26 Aug 2019
Published online: 06 Sep 2019