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Endocarditis after acute Q fever in patients with previously undiagnosed valvulopathies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16477559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe 3 cases of endocarditis after acute Q fever in 3 patients with clinically silent, undiagnosed valvulopathies, including mitral valve prolapse, minimal valvular leak, and biscuspid aortic valve. We conclude that, to prevent endocarditis, these minor valvulopathies must be actively searched for with echocardiography after diagnosis of acute Q fever.
Florence Fenollar; Franck Thuny; Bernard Xeridat; Hubert Lepidi; Didier Raoult
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-14     Completed Date:  2006-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  818-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / abnormalities,  microbiology,  ultrasonography
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  microbiology,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / microbiology,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications,  microbiology,  ultrasonography
Q Fever / complications*

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