Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2021 Mar 18;40(3):525-534. Epub 2020 Sep 18.
Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Division of Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
The objective was to describe the epidemiology, bacteriology, clinical presentation, risk factors for endocarditis (IE), diagnostic workup, and outcome of patients with bacteremia caused by the non-influenzae Haemophilus, Aggregatibacter, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, and Kingella genera (HACEK). A retrospective population-based cohort of patients with bacteremia collected from 2012 to 2017 was identified. Clinical data from identified patients were collected from medical records to classify patients, calculate incidences, analyze risk factors of IE, and describe the management and outcome of the cohort. Read More