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The first reported case of Bartonella endocarditis in Thailand

Author(s): Orathai Pachirat | Michael Kosoy | Ying Bai | Sompop Prathani | Anucha Puapairoj | Nordin Zeidner | Leonard F. Peruski | Henry Baggett | George Watt | Susan A. Maloney

Journal: Infectious Disease Reports
ISSN 2036-7430

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e9;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: bartonella | endocarditis | cat scratch disease | Thailand

Bartonella species have been shown to cause acute, undifferentiated fever in Thailand. A study to identify causes of endocarditis that were blood culture-negative using routine methods led to the first reported case in Thailand of Bartonella endocarditis A 57 year-old male with underlying rheumatic heart disease presented with severe congestive heart failure and suspected infective endocarditis. The patient underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement. Routine hospital blood cultures were negative but B. henselae was identified by serology, PCR, immunohistochemistry and specific culture techniques.

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