Article Text

PDF

Culture-negative endocarditis: contribution of bartonella infections.
  1. A. S. Breathnach,
  2. J. M. Hoare,
  3. S. J. Eykyn
  1. Department of Microbiology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

    Abstract

    Two cases of bartonella endocarditis are described: one in a 55 year old homeless alcoholic man, caused by Bartonella quintana; the other in a 41 year old male with a history of exposure to cat fleas, caused by B henselae. Serological testing and polymerase chain reaction of the excised valves were used to identify the organisms. False positive serology for chlamydia was detected in one case.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.