Bartonella henselae Endocarditis in Laos – ‘The Unsought Will Go Undetected’

  title={Bartonella henselae Endocarditis in Laos – ‘The Unsought Will Go Undetected’},
  author={Sayaphet Rattanavong and P C Fournier and Vang Chu and Khamthavy Frichitthavong and Pany Kesone and Mayfong Mayxay and Mariana M Mirabel and Paul Newton},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Both endocarditis and Bartonella infections are neglected public health problems, especially in rural Asia. Bartonella endocarditis has been described from wealthier countries in Asia, Japan, Korea, Thailand and India but there are no reports from poorer countries, such as the Lao PDR (Laos), probably because people have neglected to look. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted a retrospective (2006-2012), and subsequent prospective study (2012-2013), at Mahosot Hospital… CONTINUE READING
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