Bartonella vinsonii Endocarditis in an Adolescent With Congenital Heart Disease

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 2.72). 02/2012; 31(5):531-4. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31824ba95a
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We report the second human case of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii endocarditis in a 19-year-old male with congenital heart disease. Diagnosis was established by Bartonella antibodies detected by immunofluorescence, and polymerase chain reaction amplification and sequencing from blood.

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