Bartonella


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Bartonella

[‚bärt·ən′el·ə]
(microbiology)
A genus of the family Bartonellaceae; parasites in or on red blood cells and within fixed tissue cells; found in humans and in the arthropod genus Phlebotomus.
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These include tick-borne Rickettsia, Bartonella, Babesia, Powassan Virus and Anaplasma/Erlichia.
Cat-scratch disease is caused by the Gram-negative, intracellular bacteria Bartonella henselae.
Cat scratch disease is caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae, which is spread primarily by fleas among cats and less commonly among dogs.
Bartonella henselae immunoglobulin (Ig) M and/or IgG were positive in all patients.
A (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/10/16-0115_article) study  conducted by doctors from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) proved cat-scratch disease, an infection with Bartonella bacteria that is believed to be transmitted by cat scratches and bites, is actually more impactful and deadly than what was originally assumed.
A 16S rRNA PCR was performed and the PCR products sequenced, which confirmed the presence of Bartonella quintana DNA in the resected aortic heart valve.
Bartonella henselae commonly presents as fever and localized lymphadenopathy in children or adolescents with a history of exposure to a scratch from a kitten or cat.
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is caused by Bartonella henselae a hemotropic bacterium that infects human, domestic and wild mammals.
Literature review shows that the ocular manifestations of Bartonella henselae are broad, leading to many missed diagnoses.
Human bartonellosis is caused by various species of Bartonella. Nowadays, there are several species of this genus that can infect humans including B.