[PCR rDNA 16S used for the etiological diagnosis of blood culture negative endocarditis].

@article{Baty2010PCRR1,
  title={[PCR rDNA 16S used for the etiological diagnosis of blood culture negative endocarditis].},
  author={Ga{\"e}lle Baty and Philippe Lanotte and Laurent Hocqueloux and Thi{\'e}rry Prazuck and Le Bret and Marcello C Romano and Laurent Mereghetti},
  journal={Medecine et maladies infectieuses},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={358-62}
}
We report the case of a 55 year-old man presenting with a double aortic and mitral endocarditis for which resected valve culture was repeatedly negative. Specific PCR made on valves because of highly positive blood tests for Bartonella henselae remained negative. A molecular approach was made with 16S rDNA PCR, followed by sequencing. Bartonella quintana… CONTINUE READING