Veillonella montpellierensis endocarditis

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Jul;11(7):1112-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1107.041361.


Veillonella spp. rarely cause infections in humans. We report a case of Veillonella endocarditis documented by isolating a slow-growing, gram-negative microbe in blood cultures. This microbe was identified as the newly recognized species Veillonella montpellierensis (100% homology) by 16S RNA gene sequence analysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / diagnosis
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / drug therapy
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Veillonella / isolation & purification*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents