Kingella kingae is responsible for 5% of HACEK infective endocarditis. We describe the intracerebral ischaemic and haemorrhagic complications of Kingella endocarditis. A review of 21 available adult cases shows that patients are relatively young and have more vascular and immunological complications. The mitral valve was mostly involved, 20% had congestive heart failure and 23% cerebral complications. Penicillins and cephalosporins should be used.
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