Chronic active myocarditis following acute Bartonella henselae infection (cat scratch disease)

Glenn R. Meininger, Tibor Nadasdy, Ralph H. Hruban, Robert C. Bollinger, Kenneth L. Baughman, Joshua M. Hare

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An association between Bartonella infection and myocardial inflammation has not been previously reported. We document a case of a healthy young man who developed chronic active myocarditis after infection with Bartonella henselae (cat scratch disease). He progressed to severe heart failure and underwent orthotopic heart transplantation. Bartonella henselae, therefore, should be included among the list of infectious agents associated with chronic active myocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1211-1214
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 3 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Bartonella henselae
  • Biopsy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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