A 42-year-old Chinese man was found to have leptospire by urine dark-field microscopy, a cardiac aneurysm, brain abscess, and kidney and liver infarct. Immunohistochemistry staining confirmed the presence of leptospires in the various tissues. This is the first tissue-proven case of infective endocarditis caused by leptospire species.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases