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Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Mar 15;42(6):818-21. Epub 2006 Feb 9.

Endocarditis after acute Q fever in patients with previously undiagnosed valvulopathies.

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Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
16477559
DOI:
10.1086/500402
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