Leptospire endocarditis and Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia presenting with cardiac aneurysm and multiple infarcts of brain, liver, and kidneys

Lih Shinn Wang, Chia Ching Jackie Wang, Pei Jane Tsai, Yung Hsiang Hsu, Bee Song Chang, Chan Fa Su, Tissot Low, Yu Huai Ho, Pau Nyen Chong, Shao Bing Chow, Shin Zhong Ling

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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