Demographic and clinical features of patients with blood culture-negative endocarditis
included in the study.
Serological tests often give an indication of the likely pathogen in culture-negative endocarditis
We have previously reported on the impact of prior antibiotic use in culture-negative endocarditis
Chronic Q fever might manifest months to years after initial infection, most commonly as a culture-negative endocarditis
caused by Bartonella henselae.
For the 51 culture-negative endocarditis
patients, Bartonella spp.
arupensis as an agent of blood culture-negative endocarditis
in a human.
whipplei infections and blood culture-negative endocarditis
This case reinforces the hypothesis that any Bartonella species can cause human infection, including culture-negative endocarditis
Clinical findings and causative agent for 9 patients with blood culture-negative endocarditis
, India, August 2005-December 2006 * Patient Underlying cardiac age, y/sex condition 25/F Right atrium fistula 46/M Rheumatic heart disease 14/M Rheumatic heart disease 13/M Rheumatic heart disease 28/M Bicuspid aortic valve disease 30/M Rheumatic heart disease 50/F Rheumatic heart disease 40/M Bicuspid aortic valve disease 40/M Double chamber right ventricle and subaortic perimembranous ventricular septal defect Patient IgG titer to age, y/sex Echocardiographic findings Bartonella spp.
The rate of blood culture-negative endocarditis
in Algeria is as high as 76% (2), which leads to difficulty in antimicrobial treatment.
is implicated in 6% of cases of infective endocarditis in HIV-infected patients.