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Bartonella quintana endocarditis as a cause of severe aortic insufficiency and heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23178432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a 26-year-old man who developed severe aortic valve insufficiency due to a culturenegative endocarditis, leading to severe heart failure. The diagnosis of Bartonella quintana endocarditis was suspected from the clinical presentation and serological immunofluorescence assay, and was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction analysis of excised valve tissue after aortic valve replacement. The aim of this report is to illustrate B. quintana endocarditis as an important cause of culture-negative endocarditis that presents challenges in its clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic management.
Stavros Dimopoulos; Evagelos Eleftherakis; Christos Charitos; Timotheos Sakellaridis; Dimitrios Sinapidis; Evagelos Kostis; Savvas Toumanidis; Eleni Efstathiou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  53     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  2013-07-10     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  476-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / microbiology*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  microbiology*
Heart Failure / microbiology*
Severity of Illness Index
Trench Fever*

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