Bartonella quintana endocarditis in east Africa

Lee H. Goldstein, Walid R. Saliba, Mazen Elias, Amnon Zlotnik, Raoul Raz, Michael Giladi

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Abstract

Bartonella quintana endocarditis is characterized by sub-acute evolution and severe valvular damage, and is associated with homelessness, alcoholism, and lice infestation. We present a case of B. quintana endocarditis in an Ethiopian immigrant without known risk factors for disease acquisition. This is the first case of B. quintana endocarditis reported from east Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-519
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Bartonella quintana
  • Culture-negative endocarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Ethiopia

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