Use of polymerase chain reaction for citrate synthase gene to diagnose Bartonella quintana endocarditis

Robin Patel, James O. Newell, Gary W. Procop, David H. Persing

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Abstract

We describe aortic valve endocarditis caused by Bartonella quintana in a 31-year-old man. The diagnosis was made on the basis of polymerase chain reaction amplification of the B quintana citrate synthase gene from cardiac valve tissue, the compatibility of histochemical stains of cardiac valve tissue, and serologic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume112
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Bartonella quintana
  • Endocarditis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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