Endocarditis as a manifestation of Chlamydia B infection psittacosis)

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 2074595
  • Author List

  • Dick DC; McGregor CGA; Mitchell KG; Sommerville RG; Wheatley DJ
  • Start Page

  • 914
  • End Page

  • 916
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 8