Bartonella

(redirected from Bartonella henselae)
Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Mom R is a 32 year old under my care for chronic Lyme disease, with positive antibodies to Borrelia burgdoferi and Bartonella henselae via Igenex[R].
Vets all know that cat bites can transmit bacteria, such as Pasteurella, Fusobacteria and Streptococci, and that Cat Scratch fever, caused by Bartonella henselae, is debilitating at best, so bites and scratches are taken very seriously.
Bartonella henselae isolated from cats in Zimbabwe.
Lyme, Bartonella henselae, and heterophile antibodies were also negative.
Cat scratch disease is seen as a self-limited localized LAP caused by Bartonella henselae after contact with cat litter or scratching.
Bartonella henselae is a fastidious organism commonly known for causing cat scratch disease.
Complete blood cell count and inflammatory markers were normal; IgM and IgG positivity for Bartonella henselae was confirmed through immunofluorescence assay.
(11) HSP has been associated with group A streptococcal infections, Bartonella henselae (cat scratch fever), and numerous drugs, (12) although no definitive causal or mechanistic explanation has been identified.
Cat-scratch disease is caused by the Gram-negative, intracellular bacteria Bartonella henselae. When ocular involvement is present, the disease is termed "ocular bartonellosis." The spectrum of ocular bartonellosis manifestation is wide, ranging from neuroretinitis to Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, which is an unusual syndrome characterized by granulomas in the eye, preauricular lymphadenopathy, and positive skin test to Bartonella spp.
(v) Infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus, Toxoplasma gondii, and 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.
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a systemic condition caused by the gram-negative zoonotic bacillus Bartonella henselae. The most common clinical manifestation is lymphoid CSD, which is associated with regional lymphadenopathy and flu-like symptoms, but the disease may rarely show a disseminated course.