Detection of Borrelia bissettii in cardiac valve tissue of a patient with endocarditis and aortic valve stenosis in the Czech Republic.

Nataliia Rudenko
Maryna Golovchenko
Aleš Mokráček
Natalja Piskunová
Daniel Růžek
Nadja Mallatová
Libor Grubhoffer

ABSTRACT

Molecular analysis of a clinical sample confirmed the presence of Borrelia bissettii DNA in cardiac valve tissue from a patient with endocarditis and aortic valve stenosis. This evidence strongly supports the involvement of B. bissettii in Lyme disease in Europe.

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