Endocarditis caused by Gemella haemolysans

Infection. Nov-Dec 1989;17(6):385-7. doi: 10.1007/BF01645552.


Gemella haemolysans, a coccus related to the "Streptococcaceae", was isolated from the blood of a patient with endocarditis. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of penicillin G and tobramycin, followed by clindamycin. The taxonomy of this organism, especially its relationship to "Streptococcus morbillorum" is discussed and previously reported cases of Gemella infections are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Streptococcaceae
  • Streptococcal Infections*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents