Bartonella quintana is a rare cause of culture-negative endovascular infection, characterised by intracellular persistence. We describe a case of ascending aortic prosthetic graft infection due to B. quintana, in a patient with past unrecognised necrotising aortitis, which was successfully treated with doxycycline monotherapy.
- infectious diseases
- cardiothoracic surgery
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Contributors ZM-H: literature review, manuscript preparation. SRG: laboratory testing/interpretation, manuscript editing. JT: clinical care, manuscript editing. NEH: clinical care, manuscript editing.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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