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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

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Endocarditis in Cattle Caused by Bartonella bovis

Renaud Maillard*, Elisabeth Petit†, Bruno Chomel‡, Caroline Lacroux§, François Schelcher§, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat†, Nadia Haddad*, and Henri-Jean Boulouis*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France; †Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Maisons-Alfort, France; ‡University of California, Davis, California, USA; §Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, Toulouse, France;

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Serologic and PCR results for the vegetative heart valves from 22 cows*

Case no. Age, y Valve Bartonella PCR
(gltA) Indirect fluorescent antibody titer
B. bovis B. chomelii B. schoenbuchensis
05–1406 13 Aortic + 5,120 320 640
04–927 15 Mitral + 640 160 160
05–379 8 Aortic 40
04–269 7 Aortic
4071 3.5 Pulmonary 40 40 80
3977 5.5 Aortic
556 8.5 Pulmonary 80 40
5988 6 Pulmonary
1507 6.5 Tricuspid
766 12 Tricuspid
4002 5 Tricuspid
4815 8 Pulmonary
4768 5 Pulmonary
4921 6 Tricuspid
4784 5.5 Aortic
239 10 Pulmonary
269 7 Aortic
304 12 Pulmonary 40 40 40
528 6 Tricuspid
975 6.5 Tricuspid
1289 10 Tricuspid
116 6 Pulmonary
379 8 Aortic

*gltA, citrate synthase; +, positive; –, negative.

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