Second Fatal Case of Infective Endocarditis caused by Gemella bergeriae

Aijan Ukudeeva, MD¹; Hal K. Hawkins, MD, PhD¹,²; Masood Ahmad, MD²; Peerawut Deeprasertkul, MD²; Liliana Rincon, MD²; Brandon K. Kimbrel, BS²; David H. Walker MD²

¹Shriners Burns Hospital for Children, Galveston, ²University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, TX, USA

*Corresponding author: Aijan Ukudeeva, MD, MS. Shriners Burns Hospital for Children, Galveston, TX, USA. E-mail:

Published: March 17, 2017.  doi: 10.21103/Article7(1)_CR1


Our case illustrates a fatal course of infection with Gemella bergeriae endocarditis that was complicated by cardiogenic shock due to perforation of the mitral valve with severe mitral regurgitation, extension of infection into the myocardium adjacent to the mitral valve, and coronary sinus thrombosis.

Gemella bergeriae ● infective endocarditis ● mitral valve ● cardiogenic shock

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