Matthew Maleka2, Firas Ajam1*, Al Sadiq Al Hillan2, Anas Alrefaee2, Mohammad A Hossain2 and Renato Apolito2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USA
2Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USA
Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a gram negative coccobacillus that is found in the normal flora of the mouth, it is a rare cause of infective endocarditis, and accounts for almost 3% of total endocarditis cases. Usually occurs in patients with poor oral hygiene, and pre-existing valvular lesions. Herein, we are presenting a case of Haemophilus parainfluenzae infective endocarditis with large size vegetations that led to valvular destruction and distant embolization in patient who had no history of structural heart disease or prior oral surgeries.
Infective endocarditis; Haemophilus parainfluenzae; Embolization
Maleka M, Ajam F, Sadiq Al Hillan A, Alrefaee A, Hossain MA, Apolito R. Acute Haemophilus parainfluenzae Infective Endocarditis. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1679.