Fatal Case of Endocarditis Associated with Bartonella henselae Type I Infection in a Domestic Cat

Bruno B Chomel, Aaron C. Wey, Rickie W. Kasten, Brian A. Stacy, Philippe Labelle

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We report the first feline case of Bartonella henselae endocarditis. Despite negative blood cultures, the cat had high Bartonella antibody titers and B. henselae type I DNA was detected in the damaged aortic valve. Microscopic examination of the valve revealed endocarditis with small silver positive coccoid structures in endothelial cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5337-5339
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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