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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Research

Bacterial Zoonoses and Infective Endocarditis, Algeria

Akila Benslimani*1, Florence Fenollar†1, Hubert Lepidi†, and Didier Raoult†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Service de Biologie Clinique, Alger, Algérie; †Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Table 3

Living conditions, involved cardiac valves, and diagnostic tools for Bartonella quintana endocarditis cases in 14 patients*

Patient Living conditions Involved cardiac valves Blood culture Bartonella serologic testing PCR on serum sample Cardiac valve culture Cardiac valve PCR Histologic analysis
1 Poor rural area Aortic 1:800 B. quintana B. quintana B. quintana NP
2 Poor rural area Mitral 1:1,600 B. quintana WS+/IC+
3 Poor urban area Mitral 1:800 B. quintana NP NP WS+/IC+
4 Poor rural area Aortic NP NP B. quintana NP
5 Poor urban area Tricuspid +† 1:1,600 B. quintana NP NP NP
6 Poor rural area Aortic + mitral NP NP B. quintana WS+/IC+
7 Unknown Aortic + mitral NP NP B. quintana WS+/IC+
8 Poor urban area Aortic 1:800 B. quintana B. quintana WS+/IC+
9 Good urban area Aortic NP NP B. quintana B. quintana WS+/IC+
10 Good rural area Aortic + mitral NP NP B. quintana B. quintana WS+/IC+
11 Poor urban area Mitral 1:3,200 NP NP NP
12 Poor rural area Aortic 1:3,200 B. quintana NP NP NP
13 Poor rural area Aortic NP NP B. quintana NP
14 Poor rural area Aortic NP NP B. quintana NP

*NP, not performed; WS+, Warthin-Starry positive; IC+, immunochemistry positive; PCR, polymerase chain reaction.
†If we consider that B. quintana was misidentified as Haemophilus influenzae.

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1These 2 authors have contributed equally to the manuscript.

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