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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In this report, we present a rare case of congestive heart failure after vaginal delivery. The patient was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus and LS endocarditis based on the transesophageal echocardiographic and laboratory findings. After steroid therapy, the vegetations on the mitral valve disappeared and mitral regurgitation reduced dramatically without a cardiac surgery. The patient achieved long-term clinical improvement at 3-year follow-up. Immunosuppressive therapy could be an effective treatment for acute congestive heart failure induced by LS endocarditis.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Laura Macleod, 31, tested positive for Lyme disease in 2016 but the standard treatment did nothing to alleviate her symptoms. Now, wants to travel to Germany for dangerous full body heating.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionKnowledge levels of guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis varied greatly depending on study design, respondent characteristics and time period factors. There is a lack of research published on compliance rates for dentists and dental students with respect to guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis.
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Source: International Journal of General Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: International Journal of General Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Ranque-Garnier S, Eldin C, Sault C, Raoult D, Donnet A Abstract Lyme disease is caused by bacteria of the B. burgdorferi sensu lato complex, and can give polymorphic clinical manifestations that can affect several organs such as the skin, the central nervous system, or the joints. In recent years, patients' associations and physicians have been supporting the hypothesis that this infection would manifest as chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain symptoms, named "chronic Lyme disease". Fibromyalgia is a clinical presentation characterized by chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain with a m...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Authors: Eldin C, Jaulhac B, Mediannikov O, Arzouni JP, Raoult D Abstract Bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex, responsible for Lyme disease, are members of the spirochetes phylum. Diagnostic difficulties of Lyme disease are partly due to the characteristics of spirochetes as their culture is tedious or even impossible for some of them. We performed a literature review to assess the value of the various diagnostic tests of spirochetes infections of medical interest such as Lyme borreliosis, relapsing fever borreliae, syphilis, and leptospirosis. We were able to draw similarities between these fou...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Alexander C. Egbe, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Emmanuel Akintoye, Heidi M. ConnollyABSTRACTBackgroundLesion complexity and prosthetic valves are known risk factors for infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common complex/cyanotic congenital heart disease and often requires prosthetic valve implantation. Population-based risk of endocarditis in TOF patients is unknown.MethodsWe reviewed the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and identified admissions in TOF pati...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We read with great interest the analysis of Ejiofor and colleagues1 regarding conventional mitral reoperation in patients who could potentially be treated with a transcatheter device. They point out that the need for reoperation arose from prosthetic dysfunction, endocarditis, and perivalvular leak, in that order. Unfortunately, endocarditis and perivalvular leak may not be amenable to current transcatheter technology in all patients.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Adult: Mitral Valve: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
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