Culture-negative endocarditis probably due to Chlamydia pneumoniae

J Infect Dis. 1990 Jan;161(1):127-9. doi: 10.1093/infdis/161.1.127.


A 59-year-old man had culture-negative endocarditis (clinical evidence compatible with endocarditis and histopathologic evidence of a recent episode of endocarditis) and serology compatible with a recent episode of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. The conclusion was that this episode of culture-negative endocarditis was probably due to C. pneumoniae.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
  • Chlamydia / immunology
  • Chlamydia / isolation & purification
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Endocarditis / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Antibodies, Bacterial