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Endocarditis as a manifestation of Chlamydia B infection (psittacosis).
  1. D C Dick,
  2. C G McGregor,
  3. K G Mitchell,
  4. R G Sommerville,
  5. D J Wheatley

    Abstract

    A case of Chlamydia B (psittacosis) endocarditis is described in a patient with no known previous valve disease. After mitral valve replacement a fall in Chlamydia B antibody titre occurred. At repeat mitral valve replacement five months later for a paravalve leak no evidence of continuing endocarditis was present. Direct confirmation of infection in the patient's apparently healthy budgerigar was obtained. Aspects of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.

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