A Case of Kingella Kingae Endocarditis Complicated by Native Mitral Valve Rupture

Damoon Entesari-Tatafi


We report a case of Kingella kingae endocarditis in a patient with a history of recent respiratory tract infection and dental extraction. This case is remarkable for embolic and vasculitic phenomena in association with a large valve vegetation and valve perforation. Kingella kingae is an organism known to cause endocarditis, however early major complications are uncommon. Our case of Kingella endocarditis behaved in a virulent fashion necessitating a combined approach of intravenous antibiotic therapy and a  valve replacement. It highlights the importance of expedited investigation for endocarditis in patients with Kingella bacteraemia.

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