Journal article

Bartonella Quintana prosthetic aortitis successfully treated with doxycycline

Zaal Meher-Homji, Stephen R Graves, Jason Trubiano, Natasha E Holmes

BMJ Case Reports | BMJ Publishing Group | Published : 2019

Abstract

Bartonella quintana is a rare cause of culture-negative endovascular infection, characterised by intracellular persistence. We describe a case of ascending aortic prosthetic graft infection due to B. quintana, in a patient with past unrecognised necrotising aortitis, which was successfully treated with doxycycline monotherapy.