Transient monoclonal gammopathy in a patient with Bartonella quintana endocarditis.

Abstract

Monoclonal gammopathy has been reported rarely in association with infectious diseases. Viral infection has been the most frequently reported. We report a case of Bartonella quintana endocarditis in a 45-year-old homeless male associated with a monoclonal IgG kappa gammopathy. The gammopathy disappeared after 8 months of antibiotics while the Bartonella antibody titre was decreasing. This correlation suggests a causative role for B. quintana for the monoclonal gammopathy. To the best of our knowledge, this the first report of monoclonal gammopathy in the course of B. quintana infection.

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@article{Sve2006TransientMG, title={Transient monoclonal gammopathy in a patient with Bartonella quintana endocarditis.}, author={Pascal S{\`e}ve and Robert Turner and Katia Stankovic and Laurent P{\'e}rard and Christiane Broussolle}, journal={American journal of hematology}, year={2006}, volume={81 2}, pages={115-7} }