Culture negative endocarditis caused by bartonella henselae in a child with congenital heart disease

Bibhuti B. Das, Emily Wasser, Kristina A. Bryant, Charles R. Woods, Song Gui Yang, Matt Zahn

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Abstract

A 9-year-old white male with congenital aortic and subaortic stenosis palliated by the Ross-Konno procedure presented with culture-negative endocarditis. Serologic studies and polymerase chain reaction testing of resected homograft valvular tissue provided evidence of Bartonella henselae as the etiology. B. henselae can cause endocarditis in children, particularly those with underlying valvular disease. Serologic testing for B. henselae should be considered in children with culture-negative endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-925
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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