Mitral Valve Endocarditis: A rare Manifestation of Lyme Disease.

We describe a case of mitral regurgitation with a preoperative diagnosis of myxomatous mitral valve degeneration. During surgery, the surgeon suspected infective rather than degenerative; etiology; tissue cultures were negative. However, universal bacterial PCR on explanted valve tissue detected Borrelia burgdorferi Deoxyribonucleic Acid(DNA). If a surgeon suspects infective endocarditis at the time surgery, appropriate specimens should be sent for histopathology, culture, and PCR. PMID: 30690018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which could lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage. Spotting the early warning signs will ensure prompt treatment and noticing this peculiar feeling in the head could mean you're at risk.
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Pengtao Bao, Zengzhen Zhang, Weiguo Zhao, Ying Jiang, Di Wang
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
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