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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 May;23(5):861-863. doi: 10.3201/eid2305.161238.

Management of Bartonella Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis without Cardiac Surgery.

Abstract

Two cases of Bartonella prosthetic valve endocarditis were cured when treated for 2 weeks with gentamicin and 3 months with doxycycline. Clinical cure correlated with decreased Bartonella antibody titers. This report suggests a strategy to monitor, treat, and cure Bartonella prosthetic valve endocarditis.

KEYWORDS:

Bartonella; bacteria; cardiac surgery; case study; endocarditis; prosthetic valve

PMID:
28418306
PMCID:
PMC5403028
DOI:
10.3201/eid2305.161238
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