Table 1

Excluded cases of Corynebacterium endocarditis (N = 43)

Non speciated Corynebacterium and isolates not yet recognized as a species


"Diphtheroids"

14 (32.5)

Corynebacterium CDC group 1

2 (4.6)

Corynebacterium CDC group A4

1 (2.3)

Corynebacterium CDC group I1

1 (2.3)

Corynebacterium CDC group D2

1 (2.3)

Corynebacterium CDC group G1

1 (2.3)

Corynebacterium CDC group G2

1 (2.3)

Only one case identified by species

C. tuscaniae

1 (2.3)

C. accolens

1 (2.3)

C. pyogenes

1 (2.3)

Missing primary study outcomes*

13 (30.2)

Special cases†

5 (11.6)

No valve identified

1 (2.3)


TOTAL

43 (100)


* Valve replacement, death.

† Special cases: pacemaker infections (two cases), vegetation on the posterior wall of the right atrium (one case), vegetation on the proximal part of the right pulmonary artery but not on the pulmonic valve (one case), infection of an aortic allograft placed during a repair of a tetrallogy of Fallot (one case).

Belmares et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-4

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