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Title: Bartonella Quintana prosthetic aortitis successfully treated with doxycycline.
Austin Authors: Meher-Homji, Zaal;Graves, Stephen R;Trubiano, Jason A ;Holmes, Natasha E 
Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2019 2019-07-10
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2019; 12(7): e229877
Abstract: Bartonella quintana is a rare cause of culture-negative endovascular infection, characterised by intracellular persistence. We describe a case of ascending aortic prosthetic graft infection due to B. quintana, in a patient with past unrecognised necrotising aortitis, which was successfully treated with doxycycline monotherapy.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-229877
ORCID: 0000-0001-8501-4054
PubMed URL: 31296621
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: cardiothoracic surgery
infectious diseases
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