Moraxella lacunata infection associated with septicemia, endocarditis, and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis: A case report and review of the literature

Asami Nakayama, Katsuo Yamanaka, Hiroki Hayashi, Kiyofumi Ohkusu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report the first case of both endocarditis and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient caused by Moraxella lacunata and successful management of the infection with antimicrobial therapy. The route of entry leading to bacteremia may have been the oral cavity given the poor oral hygiene of the patient as evidenced by bleeding gums. We hypothesize that the bacteremia led to septic arthritis and mitral valve infective endocarditis. In this case report, we also review the literature on M. lacunata infections and conclude that this organism should be considered in bilateral septic arthritis in a patient with underlying heart abnormalities and/or with renal failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

Fingerprint

Moraxellaceae Infections
Infectious Arthritis
Endocarditis
Renal Dialysis
Sepsis
Bacteremia
Moraxella
Congenital Heart Defects
Oral Hygiene
Gingiva
Infection
Mitral Valve
Renal Insufficiency
Mouth
Hemorrhage

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

@article{42d55bd365fb42028f699551707f4bbb,
title = "Moraxella lacunata infection associated with septicemia, endocarditis, and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis: A case report and review of the literature",
abstract = "We report the first case of both endocarditis and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient caused by Moraxella lacunata and successful management of the infection with antimicrobial therapy. The route of entry leading to bacteremia may have been the oral cavity given the poor oral hygiene of the patient as evidenced by bleeding gums. We hypothesize that the bacteremia led to septic arthritis and mitral valve infective endocarditis. In this case report, we also review the literature on M. lacunata infections and conclude that this organism should be considered in bilateral septic arthritis in a patient with underlying heart abnormalities and/or with renal failure.",
author = "Asami Nakayama and Katsuo Yamanaka and Hiroki Hayashi and Kiyofumi Ohkusu",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jiac.2013.06.002",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "61--64",
journal = "Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy",
issn = "1341-321X",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Moraxella lacunata infection associated with septicemia, endocarditis, and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis

T2 - A case report and review of the literature

AU - Nakayama, Asami

AU - Yamanaka, Katsuo

AU - Hayashi, Hiroki

AU - Ohkusu, Kiyofumi

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - We report the first case of both endocarditis and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient caused by Moraxella lacunata and successful management of the infection with antimicrobial therapy. The route of entry leading to bacteremia may have been the oral cavity given the poor oral hygiene of the patient as evidenced by bleeding gums. We hypothesize that the bacteremia led to septic arthritis and mitral valve infective endocarditis. In this case report, we also review the literature on M. lacunata infections and conclude that this organism should be considered in bilateral septic arthritis in a patient with underlying heart abnormalities and/or with renal failure.

AB - We report the first case of both endocarditis and bilateral septic arthritis in a patient caused by Moraxella lacunata and successful management of the infection with antimicrobial therapy. The route of entry leading to bacteremia may have been the oral cavity given the poor oral hygiene of the patient as evidenced by bleeding gums. We hypothesize that the bacteremia led to septic arthritis and mitral valve infective endocarditis. In this case report, we also review the literature on M. lacunata infections and conclude that this organism should be considered in bilateral septic arthritis in a patient with underlying heart abnormalities and/or with renal failure.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903574871&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84903574871&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jiac.2013.06.002

DO - 10.1016/j.jiac.2013.06.002

M3 - Article

C2 - 24462428

AN - SCOPUS:84903574871

VL - 20

SP - 61

EP - 64

JO - Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy

JF - Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy

SN - 1341-321X

IS - 1

ER -