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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M2 PHARMA-November 1, 2018-IGeneX Launches Newly Developed, Highly Sensitive Tests ForRapid Diagnosis of Bartonella Infections
The only one prospective double-blind, placebocontrolled trial designed for treatment of Bartonella infections included only uncomplicated CSD.
Similar to other serologic assays used for the diagnosis of Bartonella infections (16,17), the enzyme immunoassay used in this study demonstrated high cross-reactivity between B.
Douwes has been using hyperthermia to treat Lyme disease patients for over 16 years, and in an interview with me, shared that hyperthermia can eliminate Borrelia and Bartonella infections after just one or two treatments, although it is less useful for treating Babesia.
Molecular epidemiology of Bartonella infections in patients with bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis.
Medical problems of cats associated with Bartonella infections are variable, ranging from transient fever and lymphadenopathy to abscesses or microabscesses in different organs, endocarditis, and central nervous signs.
Cat scratch disease and other zoonotic Bartonella infections. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004; 224: 1270-9.
Natural history of Bartonella infections (an exception to Koch's Postulate).
According to University of California-Davis veterinarians, roughly half of California's coyote population is infected with Bartonella infections (cats, ruminants, rodents and humans can also become infected).
Bartonelloses are major emerging infectious bacterial diseases because of the high prevalence of chronic Bartonella infections in mammals and humans and their increasing risk for infection of immunocompromised populations (1-4).
Surprisingly, cats are yielding to dogs as sentinels for cat scratch disease (CSD, caused by Bartonella hensalae) according to the journal: "Due to similarities between clinical signs in canine and human bartonella infection, the canine species may be a good sentinel species for CSD and other potential bartonella infections of humans."
In relation to laboratory diagnosis, is important to remember that the differentiation among the species of Bartonella by serologic test is difficult and the characterization of Bartonella by molecular techniques should be also used as a confirmatory diagnostic technique, mainly in disseminated Bartonella infections.