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The first reported case of Bartonella endocarditis in Thailand

Orathai Pachirat, Michael Kosoy, Ying Bai, Sompop Prathani, Anucha Puapairoj, Nordin Zeidner, Leonard F. Peruski, Henry Baggett, George Watt, Susan A. Maloney

Authors information
  • Orathai Pachirat
    Affiliation not present.
  • Michael Kosoy
    Affiliation not present.
  • Ying Bai
    Affiliation not present.
  • Sompop Prathani
    Affiliation not present.
  • Anucha Puapairoj
    Affiliation not present.
  • Nordin Zeidner
    Affiliation not present.
  • Leonard F. Peruski
    Affiliation not present.
  • Henry Baggett
    Affiliation not present.
  • Susan A. Maloney
    Affiliation not present.

Abstract


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.

Keywords


bartonella; endocarditis; cat scratch disease; Thailand;

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Submitted: 2011-03-31 09:49:32
Published: 2011-06-01 10:19:47
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