A cat’s scratch or a wolf’s bite?

Haim Shmuely*, Gil Chernin, Michael Giladi, Oren Zimhony, Edward Bari Miller

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Bartonella henselae endocarditis mimicking systemic vasculitis has been reported in patients with valvulopathy. Herein, we describe a patient with B. henselae endocarditis involving a prosthetic pulmonic valve with positive anti-dsDNA antibodies misdiagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on the revised classification SLE criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1471
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • Bartonella henselae endocarditis
  • anti-dsDNA
  • congenital pulmonic stenosis
  • false positive
  • systemic lupus erythematosus


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