Other organisms

Endocarditis caused by Hemophilus parainfluenzae, Hemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae (the HACEK organisms) is often missed because the organisms grow slowly in blood culture. Strains resistant to ampicillin have been recognized, but susceptibility testing is difficult. Ampicillin, cefotaxime, or ceftriaxone are given for 4 or 6 weeks for a prosthetic valve. For Gram-negative bacteria (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa), susceptibility to b-lactamase, aminoglycosides, and fluoroquinolones should be determined.

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