Conventional viral cultures and shell vial assay for diagnosis of apparently culture-negativeCoxiella burnetii endocarditis

@article{GilGrande1995ConventionalVC,
  title={Conventional viral cultures and shell vial assay for diagnosis of apparently culture-negativeCoxiella burnetii endocarditis},
  author={R. Gil-Grande and Jose Aguado and Cristina Pastor and M. Garc{\'i}a-Bravo and C. G{\'o}mez-Pellico and Francisco Soriano and Antonio R. Noriega},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={14},
  pages={64-67}
}
A patient with culture-negative endocarditis was diagnosed with Q fever endocarditis based on the results of serological tests and positive leukocyte cultures obtained using conventional viral cultures and the shell vial technique. This case report suggests that isolation ofCoxiella burnetii from blood may allow better diagnostic and therapeutical… CONTINUE READING