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Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Oct;21(4):1004-7.

Bartonella henselae endocarditis in an immunocompetent adult.

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Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center Hospital, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

We describe a case of aggressive Bartonella henselae endocarditis in an immunocompetent man who owned a cat. Aortic valve replacement was required, and his infection was diagnosed by histology, serology, and polymerase chain reaction analysis. The manifestations of his disease included mediastinal lymphadenopathy, glomerulonephritis, myocarditis, and a petechial rash; the unusual finding of a positive titer of c-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies was noted. Serological titers were markedly elevated for > 1 year despite clinical improvement.

PMID:
8645787
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/21.4.1004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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