Culture-negative endocarditis caused by Bartonella henselae.


Journal Article

A 4-year-old girl presented with clinical evidence of infective endocarditis involving her aortic valve, but blood cultures were sterile. Serologic studies and analysis of resected valve by immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction established the diagnosis of Bartonella henselae endocarditis. Clinicians should be aware that B. henselae can cause apparent culture-negative endocarditis in children.

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Cited Authors

  • Baorto, E; Payne, RM; Slater, LN; Lopez, F; Relman, DA; Min, KW; St Geme, JW

Published Date

  • June 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 132 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1051 - 1054

PubMed ID

  • 9627605

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9627605

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(98)70410-x


  • eng