Infective endocarditis by Bartonella quintana masquerading as antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated small vessel vasculitis.

@article{Sugiyama2009InfectiveEB,
  title={Infective endocarditis by Bartonella quintana masquerading as antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated small vessel vasculitis.},
  author={Hiroaki Sugiyama and Makoto Sahara and Yasushi Imai and Minoru Ono and Koh Okamoto and Ken Kikuchi and Ryozo Nagai},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={208-11}
}
The Bartonella species have been recently recognized as important causative agents of culture-negative bacterial endocarditis. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) have been associated with the spectrum of idiopathic small vessel vasculitis. However, a variety of infections can result in a false-positive ANCA test, and especially subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) with the presence of ANCAs occasionally mimics the clinical manifestations of an ANCA-associated vasculitis such as skin… CONTINUE READING

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