Bartonella endocarditis-associated glomerulonephritis: A case report and review of the literature

Mazdak A. Khalighi, Stephanie Nguyen, Jean A Wiedeman, Miguel F. Palma Diaz

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Abstract

Infectious endocarditis is associated with a number of systemic manifestations, including kidney disease. Kidney manifestations, including hematuria, parenchymal infarction, and glomerulonephritis, may affect as many as 40%-50% of patients with infective endocarditis. In a minority of cases of infective endocarditis, routine bacterial cultures do not yield an offending organism. Bartonella species are a known and relatively common cause of culture-negative endocarditis and have been associated with the development of endocarditis-associated glomerulonephritis. We present a case of Bartonella endocarditis-associated glomerulonephritis in which recognition of a characteristic immunofluorescent pattern and thorough investigation of the clinical history led to this uncommon diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1065
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Bartonella endocarditis
  • endocarditis-associated glomerulonephritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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