Bartonella henselae Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis in an Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease: Favorable Outcome After Combined Medical and Surgical Management

Authors


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Jose A. Bazan, D.O., Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ohio State University Medical Center, N 1101 Doan Hall, 410 West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. Fax: 614-293-4556; e-mail: jose.bazan@osumc.edu

Abstract

Abstract Bartonella spp. are a known cause of culture-negative endocarditis. We report a 42-year-old male with underlying surgically corrected congenital heart disease who was diagnosed with Bartonella henselae endocarditis involving the right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit. (J Card Surg 2012;27:449-452)

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