Bartonella vinsonii Endocarditis in an Adolescent With Congenital Heart Disease


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Abstract

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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