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Chlamydia trachomatis endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  637003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of infective endocarditis due to Chlamydia trachomatis immunotype F is reported. Multiple negative blood cultures were a major deterrant from the initial clinical diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Postmortem ultrastructural identification of Chlamydia in the aortic valve vegetation led to an intensive retrospective study of retrieved serum samples utilizing microimmunofluorescent tests. Likewise an unusual echocardiographic finding was discovered to be the ultrasonic visualization of an aortic ring abscess. No similar case could be found in the literature. Clinicopathologic correlations are presented.
J M van der Bel-Kahn; C Watanakunakorn; M G Menefee; H D Long; R Dicter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-24     Completed Date:  1978-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-36     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chlamydia Infections*
Chlamydia trachomatis
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Myocardium / pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis

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