Bartonella vinsonii Endocarditis in an Adolescent With Congenital Heart Disease

ArticleinThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 31(5):531-4 · February 2012with16 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.72 · DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31824ba95a · Source: PubMed


    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.