A Rare Case of Bartonella henselae Infective Endocarditis Causing an Embolic Cerebrovascular Accident
North Florida Regional Medical Center
bartonella endocarditis, blood culture-negative endocarditis, infective endocarditis, non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis, septic embolic stroke
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
Bartonella is a facultative intracellular Gram-negative aerobic rod that is an important cause of culture-negative endocarditis that only accounts for 3% of all infective endocarditis (IE) cases. Throughout the literature, there have been very few documented cases of an embolic stroke caused by Bartonella henselae (B. henselae) IE. Following a comprehensive review of the literature, it appears that only a small number of articles have reported on the correlation between cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) and Bartonella IE. Here, we present a case of a 42-year-old male with a cerebral embolic event as a complication of B. henselae IE.
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Charles K, Abraham A, Bassi R, Elsadek R, Cockey G. A Rare Case of Bartonella henselae Infective Endocarditis Causing an Embolic Cerebrovascular Accident. Cureus. 2023;15(7):e41364. doi:10.7759/cureus.41364