Endocarditis as a manifestation of Chlamydia B infection psittacosis)

D. C. Dick, C. G.A. McGregor, K. G. Mitchell, R. G. Sommerville, D. J. Wheatley

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A case of Chlamydia B (psittacosis) endocarditis is described in a patient with no known previous valve disease. After mitral valve replacement afall in Chlamydia B antibody titre occurred. At repeat mitral valve replacement five months later for a paravalve leak no evidence of continuing endocarditis was present. Direct confirmation of infection in the patient's apparently healthy budgerigar was obtained. Aspects of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)914-916
Number of pages3
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


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