Zoonotic bartonella species in cardiac valves of healthy coyotes, California, USA

Spencer P. Kehoe, Bruno B Chomel, Matthew J. Stuckey, Rickie W. Kasten, Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Benjamin Sacks, Edward B. Breitschwerdt

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Abstract

We investigated whether Bartonella spp. could cause endocarditis in coyotes or localize to cardiac valves before lesions develop. Bartonella DNA was amplified more often from coyote cardiac valves than spleen. Bartonella infection apparently leads to cardiac valve tropism, which could cause endocarditis, an often lethal complication in mammals, including humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2133-2136
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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    Kehoe, S. P., Chomel, B. B., Stuckey, M. J., Kasten, R. W., Balakrishnan, N., Sacks, B., & Breitschwerdt, E. B. (2014). Zoonotic bartonella species in cardiac valves of healthy coyotes, California, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(12), 2133-2136. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2012.140578