Duke criteria-negative endocarditis caused by Bartonella quintana

Citation
I. Simon-vermot et al., Duke criteria-negative endocarditis caused by Bartonella quintana, INFECTION, 27(4-5), 1999, pp. 283-285
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Immunology
Journal title
INFECTION
ISSN journal
0300-8126 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
4-5
Year of publication
1999
Pages
283 - 285
Database
ISI
SICI code
0300-8126(1999)27:4-5<283:DCECBB>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Bartonella spp, were recently recognized as causative agents of culture-neg ative endocarditis, Molecular techniques, such as broad-range PCR, are now available to detect fastidious or slow-growing microorganisms, or those whi ch cannot be cultured. Such microorganisms may be responsible for culture-n egative endocarditis, Alcoholism and homelessness are known risk factors fo r Bartonella quintana endocarditis, even in patients without previous valvu lar disease. We report a case of B. quintana endocarditis diagnosed by PCR amplification on the excised heart valve, in a young non-alcoholic and immu nocompetent patient with few clinical signs of infection who did not fulfil l the Duke criteria.