Cited 3 times since 2021 (0.9 per year) source: EuropePMC Access microbiology, Volume 3, Issue 3, 22 4 2021, Pages 000217 <i>Bartonella quintana</i> as a cause for prosthetic valve endocarditis and post-sternotomy mediastinitis. Plantinga NL, Vos RJ, Georgieva L, Roescher N

An otherwise healthy patient, with minimal clinical, biochemical and peroperative signs of infection, was diagnosed with Bartonella quintana prosthetic valve endocarditis by 16S PCR. The patient subsequently developed a post-sternotomy mediastinitis and Bartonella quintana was the only detected pathogen. Bartonella quintana can cause severe infections in individuals not classically at risk, and may be missed in the routine diagnostic work-up of endocarditis.

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