A genus of gram-negative bacteria characteristically appearing in chains of several segmenting organisms. It occurs in man and arthropod vectors and is found only in the Andes region of South America. This genus is the etiologic agent of human bartonellosis. The genus Rochalimaea, once considered a separate genus, has recently been combined with the genus Bartonella as a result of high levels of relatedness in 16S rRNA sequence data and DNA hybridization data.
Infections by the genus BARTONELLA. Bartonella bacilliformis can cause acute febrile anemia, designated Oroya fever, and a benign skin eruption, called verruga peruana. BARTONELLA QUINTANA causes TRENCH FEVER, while BARTONELLA HENSELAE is the etiologic agent of bacillary angiomatosis (ANGIOMATOSIS, BACILLARY) and is also one of the causes of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE in immunocompetent patients.
A species of gram-negative bacteria that is the etiologic agent of bacillary angiomatosis (ANGIOMATOSIS, BACILLARY). This organism can also be a cause of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE in immunocompetent patients.
A species of gram-negative bacteria in which man is the primary host and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus, the principal vector. It is the etiological agent of TRENCH FEVER.
The type species of the genus BARTONELLA, a gram-negative bacteria found in humans. It is found in the mountain valleys of Peru, Ecuador, and Southwest Columbia where the sandfly (see PHLEBOTOMUS) vector is present. It causes OROYA FEVER and VERRUGA PERUANA.
A reactive vascular proliferation that is characterized by the multiple tumor-like lesions in skin, bone, brain, and other organs. Bacillary angiomatosis is caused by infection with gram-negative Bartonella bacilli (such as BARTONELLA HENSELAE), and is often seen in AIDS patients and other IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOSTS.
A self-limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by AFIPIA felis, a gram-negative bacterium recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by BARTONELLA HENSELAE. It usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch, with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom.
An intermittent fever characterized by intervals of chills, fever, and splenomegaly each of which may last as long as 40 hours. It is caused by BARTONELLA QUINTANA and transmitted by the human louse.
Diseases of the domestic cat (Felis catus or F. domesticus). This term does not include diseases of the so-called big cats such as CHEETAHS; LIONS; tigers, cougars, panthers, leopards, and other Felidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
An order of parasitic, blood-sucking, wingless INSECTS with the common name of fleas.
A family of small gram-negative bacteria whose organisms are parasites of erythrocytes in man and other vertebrates and the etiologic agents of several diseases.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
Enzyme that catalyzes the first step of the tricarboxylic acid cycle (CITRIC ACID CYCLE). It catalyzes the reaction of oxaloacetate and acetyl CoA to form citrate and coenzyme A. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 4.1.3.7.
An order of small, wingless parasitic insects, commonly known as lice. The suborders include ANOPLURA (sucking lice); AMBLYCERA; ISCHNOCERA; and Rhynchophthirina (elephant and warthog lice).
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
Lice of the genus Pediculus, family Pediculidae. Pediculus humanus corporus is the human body louse and Pediculus humanus capitis is the human head louse.
Diseases of rodents of the order RODENTIA. This term includes diseases of Sciuridae (squirrels), Geomyidae (gophers), Heteromyidae (pouched mice), Castoridae (beavers), Cricetidae (rats and mice), Muridae (Old World rats and mice), Erethizontidae (porcupines), and Caviidae (guinea pigs).
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the Old World MICE and RATS.
Constituent of 30S subunit prokaryotic ribosomes containing 1600 nucleotides and 21 proteins. 16S rRNA is involved in initiation of polypeptide synthesis.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Inflammation of the ENDOCARDIUM caused by BACTERIA that entered the bloodstream. The strains of bacteria vary with predisposing factors, such as CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS; HEART VALVE DISEASES; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION; or intravenous drug use.
Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Medium-sized terrestrial carnivores, in the genus Canis, family CANIDAE. Three species are recognized, two found only in Africa and one found in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
A species of gram-negative bacteria transmitted by the flea Ctenocephalides felis, and known to infect CATS, oppossums, and humans.
Infestations by PARASITES which live on, or burrow into, the surface of their host's EPIDERMIS. Most ectoparasites are ARTHROPODS.
A mammalian order which consists of 29 families and many genera.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
A genus of fleas in the family Pulicidae which includes the species that serves as the primary vector of BUBONIC PLAGUE, Xenopsylla cheopis.
The intergenic DNA segments that are between the ribosomal RNA genes (internal transcribed spacers) and between the tandemly repeated units of rDNA (external transcribed spacers and nontranscribed spacers).
A vascular disease of the LIVER characterized by the occurrence of multiple blood-filled CYSTS or cavities. The cysts are lined with ENDOTHELIAL CELLS; the cavities lined with hepatic parenchymal cells (HEPATOCYTES). Peliosis hepatis has been associated with use of anabolic steroids (ANABOLIC AGENTS) and certain drugs.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
Any of several carnivores in the family CANIDAE, that possess erect ears and long bushy tails and are smaller than WOLVES. They are classified in several genera and found on all continents except Antarctica.
Diseases of non-human animals that may be transmitted to HUMANS or may be transmitted from humans to non-human animals.
A tribe of gram-negative bacteria of the family RICKETTSIACEAE whose organisms are found in arthropods and are pathogenic for man and certain other vertebrate hosts.
A family of small, gram-negative organisms, often parasitic in humans and other animals, causing diseases that may be transmitted by invertebrate vectors.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
The interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science, knowledge, and techniques relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
A branch of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases occurring during the period of ADOLESCENCE.
The branch of medicine dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period. The perinatal period begins with the twenty-eighth week of gestation and ends twenty-eight days after birth. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Infiltration of inflammatory cells into the parenchyma of PROSTATE. The subtypes are classified by their varied laboratory analysis, clinical presentation and response to treatment.
An infectious disease caused by a spirochete, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, which is transmitted chiefly by Ixodes dammini (see IXODES) and pacificus ticks in the United States and Ixodes ricinis (see IXODES) in Europe. It is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations. The disease was formerly known as Lyme arthritis and first discovered at Old Lyme, Connecticut.
A genus of gram-negative, mostly facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the family MYCOPLASMATACEAE. The cells are bounded by a PLASMA MEMBRANE and lack a true CELL WALL. Its organisms are pathogens found on the MUCOUS MEMBRANES of humans, ANIMALS, and BIRDS.

Bartonella alsatica sp. nov., a new Bartonella species isolated from the blood of wild rabbits. (1/315)

Bartonella species are considered as emerging human pathogens, with at least six different species pathogenic or possibly pathogenic for humans. However, little is known about Bartonella distribution, species polymorphism and pathogenicity in mammalian species. The objective of this work was to determine the presence, the frequency and the distribution of Bartonella species in wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) caught in warrens in Alsace, France. Humans may come into contact with wild rabbits when hunting, especially when they are picked up with bare hands and at time of evisceration. Of 30 blood samples collected and cultured from wild rabbits, nine (30%) were positive for organisms morphologically similar to Bartonella spp. The bacteria appeared as small, fastidious, aerobic, oxidase-negative, Gram-negative rods which could be localized within erythrocytes. Their biochemical properties were similar to those of the genus Bartonella. The sequence of the 16S rRNA gene obtained from the rabbit isolates was highly related to the sequences of the different Bartonella species (97.8-99.3% similarity). The high DNA hybridization rate (81-90% similarity) between the three strains isolated from rabbit blood confirmed that they belong to the same bacterial species. Hybridization values, obtained with the nuclease-TCA method, when testing type strains of recognized Bartonella species (9-14% similarity), support the creation of a new species for the rabbit isolates. The name Bartonella alsatica is proposed for these strains isolated from the blood of wild rabbits. The type strain is IBS 382T (= CIP 105477T).  (+info)

Bartonella koehlerae sp. nov., isolated from cats. (2/315)

Two of the 25 Bartonella isolates recovered during a prevalence study of Bartonella henselae bacteremia in domestic cats from the greater San Francisco Bay region were found to differ phenotypically and genotypically from all prior B. henselae isolates. These isolates, C-29 and C-30, which were recovered from the blood of two pet cats belonging to the same household, grew on chocolate agar as pinpoint colonies following 14 days of incubation at 35 degrees C in a candle jar but failed to grow on heart infusion agar supplemented with 5% rabbit blood. Additional phenotypic characteristics distinguished the isolates C-29 and C-30 from other feline B. henselae isolates. The restriction patterns obtained for C-29 and C-30 by citrate synthase PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis as well as by genomic RFLP could not be distinguished from each other but were distinctly different from that of the B. henselae type strain. In reciprocal reactions, DNAs from strains C-29 and C-30 were 97 to 100% related under optimal and stringent DNA reassociation conditions, with 0 to 0.5% divergence within related sequences. Labeled DNA from the type strain of B. henselae was 61 to 65% related to unlabeled DNAs from strains C-29 and C-30 in 55 degrees C reactions, with 5.0 to 5.5% divergence within the related sequences, and 31 to 41% related in stringent, 70 degrees C reactions. In reciprocal reactions, labeled DNAs from strains C-29 and C-30 were 68 to 92% related to those of the B. henselae type strain and other B. henselae strains, with 5 to 7% divergence. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain C-29 was 99.54% homologous to that of the type strain of B. henselae. On the basis of these findings, the two isolates C-29 and C-30 are designated a new species of Bartonella, for which we propose the name Bartonella koehlerae. The type strain of Bartonella koehlerae is strain C-29 (ATCC 700693).  (+info)

Evaluation of human seroreactivity to Bartonella species in Sweden. (3/315)

Among the species that compose the expanding genus Bartonella, thus far only B. henselae and B. quintana have reportedly been isolated from humans in Europe. To evaluate the prevalence of Bartonella infection in Sweden, we conducted a retrospective serological examination of 126 human serum samples. These samples were analyzed for antibodies to B. henselae, B. quintana, and B. elizabethae. Serum samples from 100 blood donors, who spanned the ages of 20 to 60 and had no apparent clinical signs of illness, were also studied as a control group. An immunoglobulin G indirect fluorescence antibody assay revealed 4 and 8.3% Bartonella positivity rates for the blood donor and patient group, respectively, when a cutoff titer of >/=64 was chosen. Among the blood donors, four were seropositive to B. elizabethae; one of these also had concordant positive titer to B. henselae. In the patient group, 14 serum samples were positive against Bartonella spp. These serum specimens represented nine patients. In three of these seropositive patients, paired serum samples displayed a fourfold increase in antibody titer to at least one of the three antigens. These three patients are discussed. In this report we also present a case study of a 60-year-old Swedish male with fatal myocarditis. Postmortem serological analysis revealed a high titer against B. elizabethae. PCR and nucleotide sequencing of the myocardial tissue from this patient, and of liver tissue from one of the other three patients, showed sequences similar to B. quintana. The age, geographical origin, animal contacts, and serological response pattern to the different Bartonella antigens differed among the four patients. This study substantiates the presence of Bartonella spp. in Sweden, documents the seroreactivity to three Bartonella antigens in Swedish patients, and reports the first two cases of B. quintana-like infections in Sweden.  (+info)

Survey of Bartonella species infecting intradomicillary animals in the Huayllacallan Valley, Ancash, Peru, a region endemic for human bartonellosis. (4/315)

The natural cycle of Bartonella bacilliformis remains uncertain, and the suspected existence of animal reservoirs for the bacterium has never been convincingly demonstrated. We conducted a survey of Bartonella species infecting intradomicillary animals in a bartonellosis-endemic region of Peru, obtaining blood from 50 animals living in the homes of 11 families whose children had recently had bartonellosis. Bartonella-like bacteria were recovered from four of nine small rodents included in the study, but from none of the 41 domesticated animals. Identification and comparison of these isolates, and two Bartonella-like isolates obtained from Phyllotis mice in a different endemic region of Peru using serologic and genotypic methods indicated that although none were strains of B. bacilliformis, five were probably representatives of three previously unrecognized Bartonella species and one was a likely strain of the pathogenic species B. elizabethae.  (+info)

Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae infection in domestic cats from The Philippines. (5/315)

One hundred seven domestic cats from The Philippines were serologically tested to establish the prevalence of Bartonella infection. A subset of 31 of these cats also had whole blood collected to tentatively isolate Bartonella strains. Bartonella henselae and B. clarridgeiae were isolated from 19 (61%) of these cats. Bartonella henselae type I was isolated from 17 (89%) of the 19 culture-positive cats. Six cats (31%) were infected with B. clarridgeiae, of which four were coinfected with B. henselae. Sixty-eight percent (73 of 107) and 65% (70 of 107) of the cats had antibodies to B. henselae and B. clarridgeiae, respectively, detected by an immunofluorescence antibody (IFA) test at a titer > or = 1:64. When tested by enzyme immunoassay (EIA), 67 cats (62.6%) had antibodies to B. henselae and 71 cats (66.4%) had antibodies to B. clarridgeiae. Compared with the IFA test, the B. henselae EIA had a sensitivity of 90.4% and a specificity of 97%, with positive and negative predictive values of 98.5% and 82.5%, respectively. Similarly, the B. clarridgeiae EIA had a sensitivity of 97% and a specificity of 92% specificity, with positive and negative predictive values of 95.8% and 94.4%, respectively. The presence of antibodies to Bartonella was strongly associated with flea infestation. Domestic cats represent a large reservoir of Bartonella infection in the Philippines.  (+info)

Development and evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction assay using the 16S rRNA gene for detection of Eperythrozoon suis infection. (6/315)

The 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene of Eperythrozoon suis was amplified using gene-specific primers developed from GenBank sequence accession U88565. The gene was subsequently cloned and sequenced. Based on these sequence data, 3 sets of E. suis-specific primers were designed. These primers selectively amplified 1394, 690, and 839 base-pair (bp) fragments of the 16S rRNA gene from DNA of E. suis extracted from the blood of an experimentally infected pig during a parasitemic episode. No polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products were amplified from purified DNA of Haemobartonella felis, Mycoplasma genitalium, or Bartonella bacilliformis using 2 of these primer sets. When the primer set amplifying the 690-bp fragment was used, faint bands were observed with H. felis as the target DNA. No PCR products were amplified from DNA that had been extracted from the blood of a noninfected pig or using PCR reagents without target DNA. The detection limits for E. suis by competitive quantitative PCR were estimated to range from 57 and 800 organisms/assay. This is the first report of the utility of PCR-facilitated diagnosis and quantitation of E. suis based on the 16S rRNA gene. The PCR method developed will be useful in monitoring the progression and significance of E. suis in the disease process in the pig.  (+info)

Rats of the genus Rattus are reservoir hosts for pathogenic Bartonella species: an Old World origin for a New World disease? (7/315)

Bartonella species were isolated from the blood of 63 of 325 Rattus norvegicus and 11 of 92 Rattus rattus from 13 sites in the United States and Portugal. Infection in both Rattus species ranged from 0% (e.g., 0/87) to approximately 60% (e.g., 35/62). A 337-bp fragment of the citrate synthase (gltA) gene amplified by polymerase chain reaction was sequenced from all 74 isolates. Isolates from R. norvegicus were most similar to Bartonella elizabethae, isolated previously from a patient with endocarditis (93%-100% sequence similarity), followed by Bartonella grahamii and other Bartonella species isolated from Old World rodents (Clethrionomys species, Mus musculus, and Rattus species). These data suggest that Rattus species are a reservoir host for pathogenic Bartonella species and are consistent with a hypothesized Old World origin for Bartonella species recovered from Rattus species introduced into the Americas.  (+info)

Detection and identification of Ehrlichia, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, and Bartonella species in Dutch Ixodes ricinus ticks. (8/315)

A sensitive and specific PCR hybridization assay was developed for the simultaneous detection and identification of Ehrlichia and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. In separate assays the 16S rRNA gene of Ehrlichia species and the 23S-5S rRNA spacer region of B. burgdorferi sensu lato were amplified and labeled by PCR. These PCR products were used in a reverse line blot hybridization assay in which oligonucleotide probes are covalently linked to a membrane in parallel lines. Hybridization of the samples with the oligonucleotide probes on this membrane enabled the simultaneous detection and identification of Ehrlichia, B. burgdorferi, and Bartonella species in 40 different samples. The application of the assay to DNA extracts from 121 Ixodes ricinus ticks collected from roe deer demonstrated that 45% of these ticks carried Ehrlichia DNA. More than half of these positive ticks carried species with 16S rRNA gene sequences closely related to those of E. phagocytophila and the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent. The majority of the other positive ticks were infected with a newly identified Ehrlichia-like species. In addition, 13% of the ticks were infected with one or more B. burgdorferi genospecies. In more than 70% of the ticks 16S rRNA gene sequences for Bartonella species or other species closely related to Bartonella were found. In five of the ticks both Ehrlichia and B. burgdorferi species were detected.  (+info)

Bartonella vinsonii is a gram-negative bacteria from the genus of Bartonella which was isolated from dogs Rochalimaea vinsonii was reclassified to Bartonella vinsonii Bartonella vinsonii contains the two subspecies Bartonella vinsonii subsp. vinsonii and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhofli. Bartonella vinsonii subsp. vinsonii has been isolated from voles and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhofli was isolated from a dog with endocarditis. Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii can cause diseases in humans. Those two subspecies are named after J. William Vinson and Herman A. Berkhoff. LPSN bacterio.net Straininfo of Bartonella vinsonii uniProt Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhofii subsp. nov., Isolated fromDogs; Bartonella vinsonii subsp. vinsonii; and EmendedDescription of Bartonella-vinsonii Cadenas, M. B.; Bradley, J.; Maggi, R. G.; Takara, M.; Hegarty, B. C.; Breitschwerdt, E. B. (2008). Molecular Characterization of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. Berkhoffii Genotype III. Journal of Clinical ...
1 Ehrlichia Phagocytophilum,. 2 Babesia Bigemina,. 3 Babesia Bovis,. 4 Babesia Canis,. 5 Babesia Cati,. 6 Babesia Divergens,. 7 Babesia Duncani,. 8 Babesia Felis,. 9 Babesia Gibsoni,. 10 Babesia Herpailuri,. 11 Babesia Jakimoni,. 12 Babesia Major,. 13Babesia Microti,. 14 Babesia Ovate,. 15 Babesia Pantherae,. 16 Bartonella Alsaticca,. 17 Bartonella Arupensis,. 18 Bartonella Bacilliformis,. 19 Bartonella Berkhoffii,. 20 Bartonella Birtlesii,. 21 Bartonella Bovis,. 22 Bartonella Capreoli,. 23 Bartonella Clarridgeiae,. 24 Bartonella Doshiae,. 25 Batonella Elizabethae,. 26 Bartonella Grahamii,. 27 Bartonella Henselae,. 28 Bartonella Koehlerae,. 29 Bartonella Melophagi,. 30 Bartonella Muris,. 31 Bartonella Peromyscus,. 32 Bartonella Quintana,. 33 Bartonella Rochalimae,. 34 Bartonella Schoenbuchii,. 35 Bartonella Talpae,. 36 Bartonella Taylorii,. 37 Bartonella Tribocorum,. 38 Bartonella Vinsonii,. 39 Bartonella Washoensis,. 40 Borrelia Afzeli,. 41 Borrelia Berbera,. 42 Borrelia Burgdorferi,. 43 ...
Bartonella clarridgeiae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii exposure in captive wild canids in Brazil - Volume 143 Issue 3 - D. A. FLEISCHMAN, B. B. CHOMEL, R. W. KASTEN, M. R. ANDRÉ, L. R. GONÇALVES, R. Z. MACHADO
Certain Bartonella species are known to cause afebrile bacteremia in humans and other mammals, including B. quintana, the agent of trench fever, and B. henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease. Reports have indicated that animal-associated Bartonella species may cause paucisymptomatic bacteremia and endocarditis in humans. We identified potentially zoonotic strains from 6 Bartonella species in samples from patients who had chronic, subjective symptoms and who reported tick bites. Three strains were B. henselae and 3 were from other animal-associated Bartonella spp. (B. doshiae, B. schoenbuchensis, and B. tribocorum). Genomic analysis of the isolated strains revealed differences from previously sequenced Bartonella strains. Our investigation identifed 3 novel Bartonella spp. strains with human pathogenic potential and showed that Bartonella spp. may be the cause of undifferentiated chronic illness in humans who have been bitten by ticks.
The prevalence of antibodies to Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii in coyotes (Canis latrans) in California ranged from 51% in central to 34% in southern and 7% in northern California. Seropositive coyotes were more likely to be from coastal than inland counties (p < 0.05). The clustered distribution of Bartonella seropositivity in coyotes suggests that B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii infection is vectorborne. Further investigation is warranted to evaluate which arthropods are vectors and what the mode of transmission is from wildlife to domestic dogs and possibly humans.
Cats appear to be the primary reservoir host for Bartonella koehlerae, an alpha Proteobacteria that is most likely transmitted among cat populations by fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). Bartonella koehlerae has caused endocarditis in a dog and in one human patient from Israel, but other clinically relevant reports involving this bacterium are lacking. Despite publication of numerous, worldwide epidemiological studies designed to determine the prevalence of Bartonella spp. bacteremia in cats, B. koehlerae has never been isolated using conventional blood agar plates. To date, successful isolation of B. koehlerae from cats and from the one human endocarditis patient has consistently required the use of chocolate agar plates. In this study, Bartonella koehlerae bacteremia was documented in eight immunocompetent patients by PCR amplification and DNA sequencing, either prior to or after enrichment blood culture using Bartonella alpha Proteobacteria growth medium. Presenting symptoms most often included fatigue,
The currently accepted model explaining the infection cycle holds that the transmitting vectors are blood-sucking arthropods and the reservoir hosts are mammals. Immediately after infection, the bacteria colonize a primary niche, the endothelial cells. Every five days, some of the Bartonella bacteria in the endothelial cells are released into the blood stream, where they infect erythrocytes. The bacteria then invade a phagosomal membrane inside the erythrocytes, where they multiply until they reach a critical population density. At this point, they simply wait until they are taken up with the erythrocytes by a blood-sucking arthropod. Though some studies have found no definitive evidence of transmission by a tick to a vertebrate host, [7][8] Bartonella species are well-known to be transmissible to both animals and humans through various other vectors, such as fleas, lice, and sand flies.[9] Recent studies have shown a strong correlation between tick exposure and bartonellosis,[9][10] including ...
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Bartonella, Bartonellaceae, Bartonella Henselae, Bartonella Quintana, Bartonella Bacilliformis, Trench Fever, Oroya Fever, Peruvian Wart, Verruga Peruana, Bartonella Infections, Bartonellosis.
Abstract. Although emerging nonviral pathogens remain relatively understudied in bat populations, there is an increasing focus on identifying bat-associated bartonellae around the world. Many novel Bartonella strains have been described from both bats and their arthropod ectoparasites, including Bartonella mayotimonensis, a zoonotic agent of human endocarditis. This cross-sectional study was designed to describe novel Bartonella strains isolated from bats sampled in Mexico and evaluate factors potentially associated with infection. A total of 238 bats belonging to seven genera were captured in five states of Central Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Animals were screened by bacterial culture from whole blood and/or polymerase chain reaction of DNA extracted from heart tissue or blood. Bartonella spp. were isolated or detected in 54 (22.7%) bats, consisting of 41 (38%) hematophagous, 10 (16.4%) insectivorous, and three (4.3%) phytophagous individuals. This study also identified Balantiopteryx plicata as
Abstract. Although emerging nonviral pathogens remain relatively understudied in bat populations, there is an increasing focus on identifying bat-associated bartonellae around the world. Many novel Bartonella strains have been described from both bats and their arthropod ectoparasites, including Bartonella mayotimonensis, a zoonotic agent of human endocarditis. This cross-sectional study was designed to describe novel Bartonella strains isolated from bats sampled in Mexico and evaluate factors potentially associated with infection. A total of 238 bats belonging to seven genera were captured in five states of Central Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Animals were screened by bacterial culture from whole blood and/or polymerase chain reaction of DNA extracted from heart tissue or blood. Bartonella spp. were isolated or detected in 54 (22.7%) bats, consisting of 41 (38%) hematophagous, 10 (16.4%) insectivorous, and three (4.3%) phytophagous individuals. This study also identified Balantiopteryx plicata as
What is Bartonella? When one forays into the world of chronic Lyme disease the word Bartonella immediately comes up. What is it? I have written about it from time to time and treated it for a long time. What do we know? Medical textbooks and published papers are at odds with Lyme literature. Bartonella is classified as a new and emerging infectious disease. Clinical infection is largely seen as opportunistic. This means that Bartonella under normal circumstances is unlikely to cause clinical disease: it has low pathogenicity. Commercial laboratories only offer serological tests for two species, B. henselae and B. quintana. Newer information informs us that numerous other species, including: B. koehlerae, B. vinsonii and B. berkhoffi have been found in the blood of Lyme patients. Doctors have known about the prevalence of Bartonella species in some populations for some time. A study published in 1996 looked at the incidence of three species of Bartonella found in inner-city IV drug users in ...
What is Bartonella? When one forays into the world of chronic Lyme disease the word Bartonella immediately comes up. What is it? I have written about it from time to time and treated it for a long time. What do we know? Medical textbooks and published papers are at odds with Lyme literature. Bartonella is classified as a new and emerging infectious disease. Clinical infection is largely seen as opportunistic. This means that Bartonella under normal circumstances is unlikely to cause clinical disease: it has low pathogenicity. Commercial laboratories only offer serological tests for two species, B. henselae and B. quintana. Newer information informs us that numerous other species, including: B. koehlerae, B. vinsonii and B. berkhoffi have been found in the blood of Lyme patients. Doctors have known about the prevalence of Bartonella species in some populations for some time. A study published in 1996 looked at the incidence of three species of Bartonella found in inner-city IV drug users in ...
Bacteria of the genus Bartonella inhabit the red blood cells of many mammals, including humans, and are transmitted by blood-sucking arthropod vectors. Different species of Bartonella are associated with different mammalian host species, to which they have adapted and normally do not cause any symptoms. Incidental infection of other hosts is however often followed by various disease symptoms, and several Bartonella species are considered as emerging human pathogens.. In this work, I have studied the genomic diversity within and between different Bartonella species, with focus on the feline-associated human pathogen B. henselae and its close relatives, the similarly feline-associated B. koehlerae and the trench-fever agent B. quintana which is restricted to humans.. In B. henselae, the overall variability in sequence and genome content was modest and well correlated, suggesting low levels of intra-species recombination in the core genome. The variably present genes were located in the prophage ...
BACKGROUND: Bartonella species are emerging pathogens that are seldom reported as a cause of blood culture-negative endocarditis. OBJECTIVE: To report the occurrence of, risk factors for, and clinical features of Bartonella endocarditis and to evalua
I started a new drug. I have no idea what its called but its a little red pill and tastes icky. I think (but I could be dancing on the moon) that this is for the Bartonella in my brain, which-take it from me!-is some nasty shit. Bartonella is a co-infection of lyme and is contracted the same way, the bite of a tick. Ew. It causes fatigue, restlessness, anger problems, pain, liver and spleen problems, abdominal pain, granulomatous hepatitis (swollen tissue mass). One to six weeks after its established, Bartonella can present various (and serious) neurological symptoms. And oh golly, oh lucky me, I got some!! Lyme doctors say that it causes my frequent blackouts, intense short term memory loss and long term patchy memories, speech loss problems, deep pain on the soles of my feet, hallucinations, blinding headaches, cognitive dysfunction, seizures and involuntary body motions. Bartonella can also cause rashes, loss of vision, osteomyelitis (bone marrow inflamation), osteolytic lesions ...
Introduction. Background. Bartonella fall within the alpha-2 subgroup of the class Proteobacteria (Jacomo, Kelly & Raoult 2002). Recent studies have indicated that Bartonella species (spp.) have some degree of relatedness to other alpha-2 Proteobacteria including Brucella species, Afipia species, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Bradyrhizobium species, and Bosea species (Duncan, Maggi & Breitschwerdt 2007; Greub & Raoult 2002; Houpikian & Raoult 2001; Jacomo et al. 2002; Pretorius, Beati & Birtles 2004; Rolain et al. 2004). Current knowledge suggests that there are more than 20 species and subspecies included within this genus (Márquez et al. 2008). Approximately 13 species have been associated with human diseases (Pérez-Martínez et al. 2009; Maggi et al. 2009; Pons et al. 2008) affecting both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. At least six species affecting humans have been isolated from domestic cats and dogs (Chomel et al. 2006).. Bartonellae are pleomorphic, fastidious, ...
Bartonella species can be isolated (with difficulty) from blood, using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) tubes. The organisms have been isolated from tissue in only a few laboratories because of the fastidious nature of Bartonella.2 Polymerase chain reaction methods have been developed for identification and speciation of Bartonella but are not widely available.. Preventing Exposure. HIV-infected patients, specifically those who are severely immunocompromised (CD4 counts ,100 cells/mm3), are at high risk of severe disease when infected by B. quintana and B. henselae. The major risk factors for acquisition of B. henselae are contact with cats infested with fleas and receiving cat scratches. Immunocompromised individuals should consider the potential risks of cat ownership (AIII). Patients who want cats should acquire animals that are older than age 1 year and in good health (BII). Cats should be acquired from a known environment, have a documented health history, and be free of fleas. Stray ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Horizontal transfers and gene losses in the phospholipid pathway of bartonella reveal clues about early ecological niches. AU - Zhu, Qiyun. AU - Kosoy, Michael. AU - Olival, Kevin J.. AU - Dittmar, Katharina. N1 - Funding Information: This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, DEB 1050793, to K.D. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Bartonellae are mammalian pathogens vectored by blood-feeding arthropods. Although of increasing medical importance, little is knownabout their ecological past, and host associations are underexplored. Previous studies suggest an influence of horizontal gene transfers in ecological niche colonization by acquisition of host pathogenicity genes. We here expand these analyses to metabolic pathways of 28 Bartonella genomes, and experimentally explore the distribution of bartonellae in 21 species of blood-feeding arthropods. Across genomes, repeated gene losses and horizontal gains in the ...
Bartonella species are members of the alpha-2 subgroup of the class Alphaproteobacteria, within the Rhizobiales order. There are now more than 22 species or subspecies described, and DNA sequences from numerous other species or strains have been deposited in GenBank. Warthin-Starry silver stain is recommended for microscopic detection of Bartonella organisms in fixed tissue sections but is not highly specific and is insensitive, even with lymph node biopsy samples from cat scratch disease (CSD) patients. In contrast, even when isolation of the infecting species is not possible, PCR amplification of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) DNA directly from diagnostic samples and/or from enrichment cultures followed by nucleic acid sequencing is an invaluable tool for primary identification at the species, subspecies, and genotype levels. The first serologic test for CSD was an immunofluorescence antibody assay (IFA) based on B. henselae bacilli that were cocultivated with Vero cells to inhibit
Homologous recombination (HR) is essential for the accurate repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), potentially lethal lesions. HR takes place in the late S-G2 phase of the cell cycle and involves the generation of a single-stranded region of DNA, followed by strand invasion, formation of a Holliday junction, DNA synthesis using the intact strand as a template, branch migration and resolution. It is investigated that RecA/Rad51 family proteins play a central role. The breast cancer susceptibility protein Brca2 and the RecQ helicase BLM (Bloom syndrome mutated) are tumor suppressors that maintain genome integrity, at least in part, through HR ...
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have produced the first link between a species of bacteria most commonly found in sheep and human illness.
First, we start with the pathogen in mind. Our PCR tests are designed with genus-level primers and verified by sequencing to provide the most sensitive and specific microbial DNA test result possible. This test design provides flexibility with the highest specificity possible for clinical consideration. For example, over 10 species of Bartonella spp. have been implicated in human illness, yet standard PCR assays target one species at a time and are only available for two of the most common species of infection. Other blood-borne pathogens, like Rickettsia spp, also benefit from a broad PCR testing strategy, as multiple species are associated with human illness.. Our Bartonella ePCR™ test is designed to overcome the limitations of traditional test methods for Bartonella spp. by combining a 1-week BAPGM enrichment culture with our genus-level PCR method to increase the sensitivity of Bartonella spp detection in patient samples. The ideal way to confirm a stealth infection, like Bartonella is by ...
Bartonella is a different class of bacteria than Lyme, but causes many of the same symptoms. Its spread by the same tick, but other bugs can spread it as well, such as fleas and lice. Its even been published to have been spread by ant and spider bites. It is a very close cousin to the generally more serious brucella, which causes brucellosis. Brucellosis is less common in the US but underdiagnosed. Given the genetic relatedness of bartonella and brucella, in my experience its not uncommon for brucella antibodies to be low positive or high negative in bartonella patients and may help diagnose bartonellosis even when the local testing for bartonella fails to do so. In such cases, specialized send out testing is available for bartonella which usually provides clarification. In my experience, some signs and symptoms which tend to be present predominantly in bartonellosis as opposed to Lyme include arthritis of the axial spine, which includes the sternum and sacroiliac joints, inflammatory ...
With Bartonella, theres what I know as as Lyme patient and what I read on the internet. Tonight I read a little bit about Bartonella. It turns out that in other settings besides the ones where people with tick-borne illnesses congregate, it has its own other life. There are a few things I didnt realize.…
Well as far as my symptoms go I would say they mirror your exactly. I began neuro symptoms like vertigo, twitching fingers and muscles which was quickly followed by knee crunching along with pretty much every other joint in my body. I was diagnosed with arthritis and MS. I then did my own research and came up with the Lyme diagnosis which was later confirmed by a positive IGG/IGM. I also had large stretch marks all over my stomach and side which were a clear indication of Bartonella. My cognitive symptoms have also been severe, OCD anxiety brain fog unable to comprehend anything and depression. I would say with this being the UK we both have a very similar case of Lyme and Bart. I am only 24 by the way so also similar in that way and I contracted it when I was around 21/22 years old. So lets just say I completely understand and sympathise with what your going through as I am going through the exact same thing. As for treatment I would say Ciprofloxacin is good for bartonella but you need to be ...
How to Put Out the Fire in Your Burning Bartonella Feet For people diagnosed with Bartonella that have painful, burning, tingling feet by Greg Lee You
TY - JOUR. T1 - Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses. AU - Angelakis, Emmanouil. AU - Billeter, Sarah A.. AU - Breitschwerdt, Edward B.. AU - Chomel, Bruno B. AU - Raoult, Didier. PY - 2010/3. Y1 - 2010/3. N2 - As worldwide vectors of human infectious diseases, ticks are considered to be second only to mosquitoes. Each tick species has preferred environmental conditions and biotopes that determine its geographic distribution, the pathogens it vectors, and the areas that pose risk for tickborne diseases. Researchers have identified an increasing number of bacterial pathogens that are transmitted by ticks, including Anaplasma, Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. Recent reports involving humans and canines suggest that ticks should be considered as potential vectors of Bartonella spp. To strengthen this suggestion, numerous molecular surveys to detect Bartonella DNA in ticks have been conducted. However, there is little evidence that Bartonella spp. can replicate within ticks and no ...
Bartonella bacteria cause several diseases in humans. The three most common are cat scratch disease, caused by B. henselae; trench fever, caused by B. quintana; and Carrións disease, caused by B. bacilliformis.
The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Bartonella species DNA is unlikely.. Container/Tube:. Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA). Acceptable: Royal blue top (EDTA), pink top (EDTA), or sterile vial containing EDTA-derived aliquot. Specimen Volume: 1 mL. Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube (preferred).. ...
14 different babesia species, 24 different bartonella species, 21 different borrelia species, 2 ehrlichia. Commonly causing Lymes disease, Cat Scratch disease and Relapsing Fever.
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This post was submitted by Dr, Schaller at and relates the growing attention to Bartonella thanks to brilliant veterinary researchers like Dr. Edward
Hello Doctor...if I knew you were present on this forum I would ask sooner...Im a huge fan :) In October 2009 I was diagnosed with Lyme (+IGM WB), Bartonella (+IGG), CPN (+/- IGM, -IGG) and Mycopla...
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I am living my life. Ive treated Lyme, Bartonella, Candida and Heavy Metal Poisoning. My symptoms were drastically improved after 2 years of treatment. I did well for a year or two and then started having a backslide in August of 2011. Ive been seeing my doctor since March 1 2007. I have severe D defiency, but my Iron levels are now normal (after Iron infusions). Im treating with oral antibiotics currently for Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia. Im living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive. My recent labs showed a very weak immune system and low Cortisol. So were fighting to bring that back up. Some therapies Im using are IV Vitamin C, HBOT treatments and herbal remedies plus yeast fighting medicines along with medicines to boost cortisol levels. Ive not used the HBOT in a while, but I found it helpful. Im on a load of oral antibiotics again because the herbal remedies alone were not effective enough. Living life as full as I can with the skills that I ...
I am living my life. Ive treated Lyme, Bartonella, Candida and Heavy Metal Poisoning. My symptoms were drastically improved after 2 years of treatment. I did well for a year or two and then started having a backslide in August of 2011. Ive been seeing my doctor since March 1 2007. I have severe D defiency, but my Iron levels are now normal (after Iron infusions). Im treating with oral antibiotics currently for Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia. Im living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive. My recent labs showed a very weak immune system and low Cortisol. So were fighting to bring that back up. Some therapies Im using are IV Vitamin C, HBOT treatments and herbal remedies plus yeast fighting medicines along with medicines to boost cortisol levels. Ive not used the HBOT in a while, but I found it helpful. Im on a load of oral antibiotics again because the herbal remedies alone were not effective enough. Living life as full as I can with the skills that I ...
Bartonella spp. are responsible for emerging and re-emerging diseases around the world. The majority of human infections are caused by Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana and Bartonella bacilliformis, although other Bartonella spp. have also been associated with clinical manifestations in humans. The severity of Bartonella infection correlates with the patients immune status. Clinical manifestations can range from benign and self-limited to severe and life-threatening disease. Clinical conditions associated with Bartonella spp. include local lymphadenopathy, bacteraemia, endocarditis, and tissue colonisation resulting in bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatis. Without treatment, Bartonella infection can cause high mortality. To date, no single treatment is effective for all Bartonella-associated diseases. In the absence of systematic reviews, treatment decisions for Bartonella infections are based on case reports that test a limited number of patients. Antibiotics do not significantly ...
Bartonella henselae is a zoonotic agent in which the domestic cat serves as the natural reservoir, and humans acquire potentially serious infections associated with this microorganism. The purpose of this research is to contribute to the understanding of the pathogenesis of B. henselae in the domestic cat using a molecular approach. Using sequence differences in a portion of the I 6S rRNA gene between B. henselae genotype I, and B. henselae genotype II, a nested polymerase chain reaction (nPCR) was designed and used to investigate various phases of feline bartonellosis. The nPCR detected 3.2 organisms per milliliter of blood which is below the detection limits of standard bacterial culture. Bartonella henselae LSU 16 genotype II, Bartonella henselae Baby genotype II, Bartonella henselae 87--66 genotype I, and Bartonella henselae Houston-1 genotype I were used in this study to infect cats. The PCR assay detected Bartonella DNA in 40 blood samples that were culture negative. The bacteremia as
Bartonella infection: Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on Bartonella infection at PatientsLikeMe. 60 patients with Bartonella infection experience fatigue, depressed mood, pain, anxious mood, and insomnia and use Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Rifampin, L-Carnitine, and Minocycline to treat their Bartonella infection and its symptoms.
Bartonella, a genus of gram-negative bacteria, are associated with a wide spectrum of life-threatening diseases in animals and humans. More than 40 Bartonella species have been reported to infect mammalian reservoir hosts, and infection often leads to chronic bacteremia. At least ten Bartonella species have been implicated in association with serious diseases in dogs, including endocarditis, hemangiosarcoma, myocarditis, peliosis hepatis, polyarthritis and vasculitis. Despite biomedical advances and ongoing research in the field of canine bartonelloses, currently available PCR, culture, and serological based assays lack sensitivity for diagnosis of bartonelloses. Dogs throughout the United States and much of the world are exposed to Bartonella species. From a public health perspective there is an increased risk of direct and vector-borne transmission of Bartonella species from animals to humans. These factors justify the need for the ongoing development of a reliable serodiagnostic modality and
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Background: Bartonella bacilliformis is the etiological agent of Carrions disease, a neglected illness with a febrile lethal stage and a warty benign phase, being the human the only known reservoir. The diagnostic by microscopy in endemic areas is several times erroneous. Furthermore, the culture of this bacterium is time-consuming, being the diagnostic by PCR the easiest way to perform a correct diagnostic. The objective of this study was to evaluate the detection limit of three PCR schemes, designed to detect B.bacilliformis, both in blood and filter papers to test their potential use for transferring samples from endemic areas to reference centers. Moreover, the specificity was also observed as well as the applicability of the technique with clinical samples from different stages of the disease. Methods & Materials: Fragments of 16SrRNA and fla genes were amplified as well as the variable-intergenic region (its). The detection limit was determined by bacterial quantification with flow ...
Bacteria of the genus Bartonella are considered emerging pathogens, as many new species and subspecies have been recognized in humans and other mammals in recent years. The 1984 edition of Bergeys Manual of Systematic Bacteriology lists only one species of Bartonella (B. bacilliformis) (13) and two species of Rochalimaea (R. quintana and R. vinsonii) (18), which were later included in the Bartonella genus. The genus now comprises 20 species or subspecies. Nine of these species have been implicated as causative agents of human disease, including B. quintana, which was originally recognized as the agent of trench fever during World War I. The spectrum of diseases associated with this organism now includes bacillary angiomatosis (12), native- and prosthetic-valve endocarditis (5, 7), chronic asymptomatic bacteremia, and relapses of illness in people with risk factors such as homelessness and alcoholism (3).. Bartonella quintana is a fastidious organism that is distributed worldwide and is ...
This case series provides detailed information regarding the clinical presentation, course, and outcome of Bartonella endocarditis caused by B. quintana infection in 4 children and by Bartonella of undetermined species in 1 child. Of interest, all 5 children were natives of Ethiopia. When admitted to our medical center, all of the children were afebrile and had nonspecific symptoms, except for heart failure, which was attributed to their previously known heart disease. In 4 of the 5 patients, endocarditis was not suspected on clinical grounds, but we pursued the diagnosis after echocardiographs revealed vegetations. The diagnosis of B. quintana endocarditis was confirmed in 4 patients (patients A-D) by identification of B. quintana DNA in excised vegetations or endocardial tissue. The diagnosis was further supported by the presence of Bartonella IgG in these 4 patients, 3 of whom had high titers (1:1,600-1:12,800). The fifth patient had Bartonella endocarditis caused by an undetermined species; ...
Bartonella spp. are a group of related bacteria, most of which have only been discovered within the last 10 years. They are able to infect and survive inside cells, causing persistent infections in mammals. Infection with Bartonella spp., however, does not always cause disease manifestations and for this reason, a positive blood test documenting infection with Bartonella spp. does not necessarily mean that Bartonella is the cause of an animal\s disease. However, in people, there is growing evidence implicating Bartonella spp. as a cause of a broad spectrum of disease syndromes, and there is some evidence to support the potential that chronic Bartonella infection may contribute to the development of cancer. The purpose of this study is look for evidence of Bartonella infection in Golden Retrievers with lymphoma, as compared to a healthy control group. We will use standard serologic tests which are currently available for Bartonella spp. testing of dogs, but we will also use a newer, more broadly
https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00055735-201711000-00011 Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 28(6):607-612, NOV 2017 DOI: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000419 Ophthalmic manifestations of bartonella infection Radgonde Amer; Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun Abstract Purpose of review The eye is commonly affected in disseminated cat scratch disease (CSD) caused by Bartonella species. This article reviews recently published data on epidemiology of CSD, clinical features of ocular involvement, diagnosis and…
To determine additional reservoirs for Bartonella rochalimae, we examined samples from several wildlife species. We isolated B. rochalimae from 1 red fox near Paris, France, and from 11 raccoons and 2 coyotes from California, USA. Co-infection with B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii was documented in 1 of the coyotes ...
The incidence of arthropod-borne infections is increasing worldwide and Fennoscandia is no exception. In the last decades, infections transmitted by ticks are being diagnosed more frequently in people living in the Nordic countries. Ixodes ricinus, the sheep or castor bean tick, which is the most common tick in North-Western Europe, is widely distributed in Finland. Ixodes ticks are vectors of a broad spectrum of pathogens of medical and veterinary importance, such as Babesia spp., Borrelia spp., Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap), Bartonella spp., tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), and Francisella tularensis. To date, there is limited information regarding the prevalence of many vector borne diseases in companion animals in Finland, and therefore the majority of available data come from human medicine studies. Infections caused by Bartonella species are considered an emerging zoonosis. One peculiarity of this genus of bacteria is its ability to cause long lasting bacteremia in reservoir hosts. ...
Traditional epidemiological studies of disease in animal populations often focus on directly transmitted pathogens. One reason pathogens with complex lifecycles are understudied could be due to challenges associated with detection in vectors and the environment. Ecological niche modeling (ENM) is a methodological approach that overcomes some of the detection challenges often seen with vector or environmentally dependent pathogens. We test this approach using a unique dataset of two pathogens in wild felids across North America: Toxoplasma gondii and Bartonella spp. in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and puma (Puma concolor). We found three main patterns. First, T. gondii showed a broader use of environmental conditions than did Bartonella spp. Also, ecological niche models, and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index satellite imagery, were useful even when applied to wide-ranging hosts. Finally, ENM results from one region could be applied to other regions, thus transferring information across different landscapes
Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana are small, rod-shaped, pleomorphic, gram-negative bacteria. The human body louse (Pediculus humanis) is the proposed vector for Bartonella quintana. No animal reservoir has
It is reported that up to 95% of patients with Cat Scratch Disease present antibodies against Bartonella henselae antigens. Through a type IV secretory system, B. henselae proteins are transported into the host cells. The encoding gene of outer membrane protein p26 has significant nucleotide identity with orthologs in Brucella spp., Bartonella spp., and several plant-associated bacteria ...
Bartonella bacilliformis is a tropical bacterial pathogen responsible for Carrións disease in humans. The lack of a system for random mutagenesis has greatly hindered our ability to efficiently study the agents molecular biology. Here, we report the first transposon (Tn) mutagenesis of B. bacilliformis, generation of a mutant library, and confirmation of five mutant strains by arbitrarily-primed PCR coupled with nucleotide sequencing. To accomplish this, B. bacilliformis strain JB584 was transformed by electroporation with the plasmid pSAM-Rl; a vector initially intended for use in Rhizobium species. pSAM-Rl contains a transposase and a Tn encoding a kanamycin-resistance gene, allowing for selection and maintenance of the integrated Tn in the B. bacilliformis genome. One mutant, designated JB584-4B2, was identified as having its flgI gene disrupted by the Tn. The flgI gene encodes the FlgI protein, an essential component in the P-ring used in the flagellar motor of bacteria. Thus, the motility
The potential role of ticks as vectors of Bartonella species has recently been suggested. In this study, we investigated the presence of Bartonella species in 271 ticks removed from humans in Belluno Province, Italy. By using primers derived from the ...
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IgM antibody, the primary immune response to Bartonella, appears early in the infection and is highly diagnostic when present. IgG antibody response follows initial IgM response closely. Since the IgG response is broadly cross reactive between the species, these results must be interpreted with caution. 10% of a healthy population exhibit Bartonella henselae and B. quintana IgG titers of 1:64 - 1:128; none show titers of 1:256 or above ...
Bartonellosis is an emerging infectious bacterial disease in dogs, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella, which may affect cats and humans as well.
Infection of humans with the zoonotic bacterium Bartonella henselae (Bh) can result in a range of clinical symptoms and disease including lymphadenopathy associ...
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This disease is caused by an infection with the organism Bartonella henselae that occurs following being scratched by a cat. Includes its epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, investigation and management. ...
First let me state that I have Lyme and Bartonella, Lyme CDC positive and IGenex positive. My LLMD that I *had* didnt treat my Bart first which I thought was what you were supposed to do. After 28 days of Rocephin, he said that my Lyme was cured and my symptoms must be coming from the Bart because the Lyme is cured (didnt test anything - just said it was cured ...
From the Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France; Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Hopital Louis Pradel, Lyon, France; Centre Medical-Chirurgical Foch, Suresnes, France; Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere and Hopital Saint-Louis, Paris, France; Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble, Grenoble, France; and London Hospital Medical College, London, United Kingdom. Acknowledgments: The authors thank Dr. P. Brouqui, Marseille, France; Dr. J. Beaune, Lyon, France; and Dr. R. Leigh, Cape Town, South Africa, who took care of two patients. They also thank Dr. R. Birtles for reviewing the manuscript and Dr. H. Tissot Dupont for statistical analysis. Grant Support: In part by Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique 1993, Assistance Publique a Marseille. Requests for Reprints: Didier Raoult, MD, PhD, Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS EPJ0054, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, Cedex 05, France. Current Author Addresses: Drs. Raoult, Fournier, and ...
Bartonella species are Gram-negative bacilli or coccobacilli belonging to the α2 subgroup of Proteobacteria that are closely related to the genera Brucella and Agrobacterium. Each persists in particular mammalian hosts, with transmission to humans primarily mediated by haematophagous arthropods. A remarkable feature of the genus ...
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SWISS-MODEL Repository entry for A1US27 (DAPA_BARBK), 4-hydroxy-tetrahydrodipicolinate synthase. Bartonella bacilliformis (strain ATCC 35685 / NCTC 12138 / KC583)
SWISS-MODEL Repository entry for A1UUA8 (SYFA_BARBK), Phenylalanine--tRNA ligase alpha subunit. Bartonella bacilliformis (strain ATCC 35685 / NCTC 12138 / KC583)
The genus Bartonella contains Gram-negative arthropod-borne bacteria that are found in many small animal reservoirs and are capable of causing human disease. Bacteria utilize a general stress response system to combat stresses from their surrounding environments. In α-proteobacteria, the general stress response system uses an alternate σ factor as the main regulator and incorporates it with a two-component system into a unique system. Our study identifies the general stress response system in the α-proteobacterium, Bartonella henselae, where the gene synteny is conserved and both the PhyR and alternate σ factor have similar sequence and domain structures with other α-proteobacteria. Furthermore, we showed that the general stress response genes are up-regulated under conditions that mimic the cat flea vector. We also showed that both RpoE and PhyR positively regulate this system and that RpoE also affects transcription of genes encoding heme-binding proteins and the BadA adhesin. Finally, we also
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An 11-year-old girl developed an acute onset of fever, chills, headache, vomiting, and severe migratory arthralgias (joint pain) and myalgias (muscle pain). Two days later, she developed a maculopapular rash over her palms, soles, and extremities. At the same time, her left knee became extremely painful and swollen. On examination, fluid was demonstrated in the knee. Further history disclosed that the patient had a pet rat. Culture of the fluid from her knee on 5% sheep blood agar showed 2-mm colonies after 3 days of incubation. Broth culture showed small puffball-like growth. Gram staining showed a gram-negative bacillus 0.5 μm wide and 1-4 μm long. Some extremely long forms (up to 150 μm) with beadlike chains, fusiform swellings, and large round bodies were seen. The microbiologist who observed the Gram-stained smear immediately knew the cause of the girls infection to be ...
Six species of wild rodents were sampled at 10 sites in 2002 and 2003 to determine the prevalence of Bartonella infections in rodent communities near ...
Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disease caused by germline mutations in the fumarate hydratase (FH) gene. Affected individuals develop cutaneous and uterine leiomyomas and aggressive RCC. To date, only few publications described the frequency and morphology of FH-deficient uterine leiomyomas. We reviewed 22 cases collected over 8 years from routine and consultation files based on distinctive histological features. In addition, we screened 580 consecutive uterine leiomyomas from 484 patients, 23 extra-uterine and 8 uterine leiomyosarcomas, and 6 leiomyomas with bizarre nuclei for FH loss using immunohistochemistry (IHC) on tissue microarrays (TMAs ...
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"Bartonella SPP. In Fruit Bats and Blood-Feeding Ectoparasites in Madagascar". PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9 (2): e0003532 ...
L. mazamae are known to carry several species of the Bartonella bacterium, but it has not yet been positively proved whether ... Reeves, W.K.; Nelder, M.P.; Cobb, K.D.; Dasch, G.A. (2006). "Bartonella spp. in deer keds, Lipoptena mazamae (Diptera: ... they are active vectors of Bartonella infections, or just carry the bacterium as a by product of their blood feeding habits. ...
South-central Bartonella: Bartonella transmission rates to humans via tick bite are not well established but Bartonella is ... Janecek E, Mietze A, Goethe R, Schnieder T, Strube C (October 2012). "Bartonella spp. infection rate and B. grahamii in ticks ... Ben Beard C, Nelson CA, Mead PS, Petersen LR (November 2012). "Bartonella spp. Bacteremia and rheumatic symptoms in patients ...
Myzocytosis "Bartonella henselae" (PDF). Dramsi, Shaynoor; Cossart, Pascale (2002-03-18). "Listeriolysin O". The Journal of ... Bacterial examples include: Bartonella henselae Francisella tularensis Listeria monocytogenes Salmonella Typhi Brucella ...
In Bartonella species the αr45 upstream gene was always found to code for a protein containing a rhodanase domain. In the ... in Bartonella species (i.e. B. henselae, B. clarridgeiae, B. tribocorum, B. quintana, B. bacilliformis, B. grahamii), in ... Bartonella species (i.e. B. henselae, B. clarridgeiae, B. tribocorum, B. quintana, B. bacilliformis, B. grahamii). All these ... This analysis also revealed an extended conserved sequence stretch among the promoters of the Brucella and Bartonella αr45 sRNA ...
Bartonella spp., Borrelia burgdorferi, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, and Fowlpox ...
"Transmission Dynamics of Bartonella sp. Strain OE 1-1 in Sundevall's Jirds (Meriones crassus)." Applied and Environmental ... "Transmission Dynamics of Bartonella sp. Strain OE 1-1 in Sundevall's Jirds (Meriones crassus)." Applied and Environmental ...
One study has suggested a correlation between pyogenic granulomas and Bartonella seropositivity. However, this association has ... "Is pyogenic granuloma associated with Bartonella infection?". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 53 (6): 1065-1066 ... Association betweenPyogenic Granuloma and Bartonella". Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: IncorporatingMedical and ...
Bartonella quintana is closely related to Bartonella henselae, the agent of cat scratch fever and bacillary angiomatosis. The ... Bartonella quintana is transmitted by contamination of a skin abrasion or louse-bite wound with the faeces of an infected body ... Ohl, M. E.; Spach, D. H. (1 July 2000). "Bartonella quintana and Urban Trench Fever". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 31 (1): 131 ... Comer, James A. (25 November 1996). "Antibodies to Bartonella Species in Inner-city Intravenous Drug Users in Baltimore, Md". ...
Bartonella henselae: BH11960. KEGG Database. [2]. Aslmark, C.M., et al. 2004. The louse-borne human pathogen Bartonella ... "Hypothetical protein BH11960 (Bartonella henselaei str. Houston-1". [1]. The function of the BH11960 protein is not known, but ... Bartonella henselae hypothetical protein 11960 (BH11960) is encoded by the BH11960 gene. This hypothetical protein is conserved ... The promoter is ubiquitously conserved in the other Bartonella species and contains a TATA box. BH11960 is the largest of the ...
... is caused by Bartonella bacilliformis. Recent investigations show that Candidatus Bartonella ancashi may ... "Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Disease, Trench Fever, and Carrión's Disease)". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2016-10-17. " ... Carrion's disease is an infectious disease produced by Bartonella bacilliformis infection. It is named after Daniel Alcides ... Camacho, Cesar Henriquez (7 December 2002). "Human Bartonellosis Cause By Bartonella Bacilliformis". University of Pittsburgh. ...
Bartonella melophagi(♦) "Ca. Bartonella merieuxii" Chomel et al. 2012 "Ca. Bartonella monaxi(♦) "Ca. Bartonella rudakovii(♦) " ... Bartonella breitschwerdtii(♦) "Ca. Bartonella bandicootii" Kaewmongkol et al. 2011 "Ca. Bartonella durdenii(♦) "Ca. Bartonella ... Bartonella thailandensis" Saisongkorh et al. 2009 "Ca. Bartonella volans(♦) "Ca. Bartonella woyliei" Kaewmongkol et al. 2011 " ... Bartonella ancashi" Blazes et al. 2013 "Ca. Bartonella antechini" Kaewmongkol et al. 2011 "Ca. ...
Axel Schmidt (1998). Bartonella and Afipia species emphasizing Bartonella henselae. Basel, New York: Karger. ISBN 3-8055-6649-2 ...
... now Bartonella melophagi) was closely related to species in the genus Bartonella, leading to a transfer of these species to ... Maggi RG, Kosoy M, Mintzer M, Breitschwerdt EB (2009). "Isolation of Candidatus Bartonella melophagi from Human Blood". ...
The bacteria was named: Bartonella bacilliformis, in his honor. It is the type species of the genus Bartonella, and family ... The discovery of Bartonella was made in 1905. There was an outbreak among foreign workers who traveled to La Oroya to ... the bacterial species was subsequently named Bartonella bacilliformis. Barton also studied Paragonimiasis, Leishmaniasis, and ...
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Bartonella Top 10 Researchers Who Experimented On Themselves; Top Tenz; accessed ??? Cutis, vol. 48, iss. 4-6, p. 339, 1991. ...
The BadA protein is another example of a TAA found in Bartonella henselae bacteria. Bartonella henselae is the causative agent ... 2008). Ghosh P (ed.). "Structure of the head of the Bartonella adhesin BadA". PLOS Pathog. 4 (8): e1000119. doi:10.1371/journal ... Harms A, Dehio C (2012). "Intruders below the radar: molecular pathogenesis of Bartonella spp". Clin Microbiol Rev. 25 (1): 42- ... NadA of Neisseria meningitidis UspA1 and A2 of Moraxella catarrhalis Hia and Hsf of Haemophilus influenzae BadA of Bartonella ...
Bartonella henselae is a fastidious, intracellular, Gram-negative bacterium. The cat was recognized as the natural reservoir of ... Cat-scratch disease is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae which is believed to be spread by the cat's saliva. Young ... Cryptic Bartonella infection may be a much larger problem than previously thought, constituting an unrecognized occupational ... Lantos PM, Maggi RG, Ferguson B, Varkey J, Park LP, Breitschwerdt EB, Woods CW (2014). "Detection of Bartonella species in the ...
Lyme disease or Bartonella henselae may also cause encephalitis.[citation needed] Other bacterial pathogens, like Mycoplasma ...
Mycoplasma haemomuris, (formerly Bartonella muris) a Gram-negative bacterium. This disambiguation page lists articles ...
Bartonella species are members of the Alphaproteobacteria like R. capsulatus and D. shibae, but BaGTA is not related to RcGTA ... Tamarit D, Neuvonen MM, Engel P, Guy L, Andersson SG (February 2018). "Origin and Evolution of the Bartonella Gene Transfer ... replication of host-adaptability genes is associated with gene transfer agents in the genome of mouse-infecting Bartonella ...
The rabbit flea has also been implicated in the transmission of the Bartonella alsatica bacterium, an opportunistic pathogen ... "Molecular Detection of Bartonella alsatica in Rabbit Fleas, France". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 16 (12): 2013-2014. doi: ...
Bartonella. *Bovine Tuberculosis in Humans. *Buruli Ulcer. *Cholera. *Enteric pathogens (Shigella, Salmonella, E. coli) ...
21: Rickettsia, Orientia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Coxiella and Bartonella". Microbiology and Immunology On-line. University of ...
And L. cervi can attain Bartonella schoenbuchensis from biting deer. Much, however, remains unknown about the ked's potential ... Christoph Dehio; Ursula Sauder; and Rosemarie Hiestand (2004). "Isolation of Bartonella schoenbuchensis from Lipoptena cervi, a ...
Jacomo V, Kelly P, Raoult D (2002). "Natural history of Bartonella infections (an exception to Koch's postulate)". Clinical and ...
nov., Bartonella vinsonii comb. nov., Bartonella henselae comb. nov., and Bartonella elizabethae comb. nov., and To Remove the ... Peoples Pharmacy Radio Podcast: Bartonella, website. *May 18. 2012 Bartonella spp. bacteremia and rheumatic symptoms in ... Bartonella species have been infecting humans for thousands of years, as demonstrated by Bartonella quintana DNA in a 4000-year ... Treatment is dependent on which species or strain of Bartonella is found in a given patient. While Bartonella species are ...
Bartonella doshiae Bartonella taylorii Bartonella grahamii Bartonella peromysci Birtles, R. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Saunders, N. A ... Bartonella-Associated Infections - CDC Information on Bartonella - lymedisease.org Bartonella species - List of Prokaryotic ... nov., and Three New Species, Bartonella grahamii sp. nov., Bartonella taylorii sp. nov., and Bartonella doshiae sp. nov". ... Bartonella talpae, formerly belonging to the Grahamella genus, is a proteobacterium. Together with other Bartonella species, it ...
p>Bartonella bacteria cause several diseases in humans. The three most common are cat scratch disease, caused by B. henselae; ... Trench fever, Bartonella quintana. Trench fever is transmitted by the human body louse. Because of its association with body ... Stray cats may be more likely than pets to carry Bartonella. In the United States, most cases of CSD occur in the fall and ... Cats can be infested with infected fleas that carry Bartonella bacteria. These bacteria can be transmitted from a cat to a ...
p>Bartonella bacteria cause several diseases in humans. The three most common are cat scratch disease, caused by B. henselae; ... Endocarditis due to Bartonella species can be diagnosed by serology and by PCR or culture of excised heart valve tissue. ... Since aminoglycosides are bactericidal, they are typically used as first-line treatment for Bartonella infections other than ... Angelakis E, Raoult D. Pathogenicity and treatment of Bartonella infections. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2014;44:16-25. ...
Most known Bartonella species are arthropod borne. Therefore, it is important to determine if some Bartonella species, which ... As treatment for Bartonella infections varies from that prescribed for LD patients, physicians should add Bartonella infections ... In more than 70% of the ticks 16S rRNA gene sequences for Bartonella species or other species closely related to Bartonella ... in the circulation and transmission of Bartonella bacteria. It shows that man can be infected with pathogenic Bartonella ...
Serological studies have shown that infections caused by B. burgdorferi sensu lato and Bartonella sp. were detected in 34.8% ... Presence of DNA of yet uncultured and undescribed species of Bartonella in eye liquid indicates past infection with this ... Microbiological analysis revealed the presence of Bartonella sp. DNA in intraoperative specimens from the eye in 1.8% of ... Specific antibodies to B. burgdorferi sensu lato and Bartonella sp. are detected more frequently in patients with cataract ...
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Definition of Bartonella quintana. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms and ... Bartonella quintana. Definition: formerly the type species of the genus Rochalimaea, this organism causes trench fever and in ...
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Bartonella henselae (Regnery et al. 1992) Brenner et al. 1993. ›CCUG 30454. ›CIP 103737. More ». ›Rochalimaea henselae Regnery ...
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Cats do have the capacity to spread Bartonella henselae to humans. Kittens pose a greater risk than cats and pass the bacterium ... At some point in their lifetimes, approximately forty percent of cats become carriers of the Bartonella henselae. Cats who are ... There have been reports of Bartonella henselae found inside fleas, however, there have been no instances of flea bites causing ... Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella henselae Infection) Commonly abbreviated as CSD, Cat Scratch Disease is an infectious disease ...
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Bartonella henselae and Bartonella elizabethae as Potential Canine Pathogens Angela M. Mexas, Susan I. Hancock, Edward B. ... Bartonella Strains from Ground Squirrels Are Identical to Bartonella washoensis Isolated from a Human Patient Michael Kosoy, ... Infection with Bartonella weissii and Detection of Nanobacterium Antigens in a North Carolina Beef Herd Edward B. Breitschwerdt ... Aortic Valve Endocarditis in a Dog Due to Bartonella clarridgeiae Bruno B. Chomel, Kristin A. Mac Donald, Rickie W. Kasten, ...
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There was enhanced Bartonella binding to the 44 kDa protein and binding to a 25 kDa protein following exposure of intact red ... Interaction of Bartonella bacilliformis with human erythrocyte membrane proteins.. Buckles EL1, McGinnis Hill E. ... In a second approach, similar binding proteins or putative receptors were identified when Bartonella was co-incubated with ... Intracellular invasion is an important aspect of Carrións disease caused by Bartonella bacilliformis. Both the hematic and ...
... Despoina N. Maritsi,1,2 Diagoras Zarganis,2 Zoi ... Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a common zoonosis in children caused by Bartonella henselae (B. henselae). Typical CSD, which ... R. F. Jacobs and G. E. Schutze, "Bartonella henselae as a cause of prolonged fever and fever of unknown origin in children," ... Subsequently, raised titers (IgM 1 : 32, IgG 1 : 256) against Bartonella confirmed the diagnosis of B. henselae infection. She ...
BA is caused by either Bartonella quintana or Bartonella henselae.1,2 Twenty-four species and three subspecies of Bartonella ... Bartonella antibodies, monitoring of antibody levels can correlate with resolution and recrudescence of Bartonella infection.. ... For Confirmed Bartonella Endocarditis:. *(Doxycycline 100 mg IV q12h + gentamicin 1 mg/kg IV q8h) x 2 weeks, then continue with ... Alternative Therapy for Bartonella Infections (Not for Endocarditis or CNS Infections):. *Azithromycin 500 mg PO daily (BIII), ...
... N Engl J Med. 1999 Jan 21;340(3):184-9. doi: 10.1056/ ... Background: Infection with Bartonella quintana can cause trench fever, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis. An ...
... caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella, which may affect cats and humans as well. ... The Bartonella spp bacterium is transmitted to dogs via fleas, sand flies, lice, and ticks. Herding and hunting dogs are at ... In humans, infection of the Bartonella bacterium is also known as cat scratch disease (CSD), though it may not have necessarily ... If your dog is suspected of being infected with Bartonella spp., your veterinarian will conduct a complete examination, which ...
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Bartonella quintana. From MicrobeWiki, the student-edited microbiology resource. Revision as of 05:28, 27 May 2007 by Rthamawa ... Retrieved from "https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php?title=Bartonella_quintana&oldid=11280" ...
  • Bartonella species have been infecting humans for thousands of years, as demonstrated by Bartonella quintana DNA in a 4000-year-old tooth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Proposals To Unify the Genera Bartonella and Rochalimaea, with Descriptions of Bartonella quintana comb. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bartonella quintana , known for some time as a cause of trench fever, is also associated with CSD and bacillary angiomatosis (BA). (labcorp.com)
  • BA is caused by either Bartonella quintana or Bartonella henselae . (nih.gov)
  • 4 Bartonella is a relatively common cause of culture-negative endocarditis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised humans and is most commonly caused by B. quintana and, less frequently, B. henselae . (nih.gov)
  • Five were infected with B. quintana, 4 with B. henselae, and 13 with an undetermined Bartonella species. (nih.gov)
  • Alcoholism and homelessness without previous valvular heart disease are risk factors for B. quintana infection but not for infection with other Bartonella species. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana and Bartonella bacilliformis . (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Bartonella quintana is the agent of trench fever. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Three species cause the majority of human disease, and each causes a distinct clinical syndrome: Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana and Bartonella bacilliformis. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • 1996) observed that anemia and elevated serum alkaline phosphatase were associated with B. henselae and Bartonella quintana infections 8 . (scielo.br)
  • Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana endocarditis in three homeless men. (semanticscholar.org)
  • BACKGROUND Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana is the agent of trench fever and is transmitted by the body louse. (semanticscholar.org)
  • B. quintana = another strain of Bartonella. (lymedisease.org)
  • 5. In summary, their "major finding is the isolation of zoonotic Bartonella other than B. quintana in the blood of patients with poorly qualified syndromes. (lymedisease.org)
  • 6. The authors state it is crucial to determine whether Bartonella is involved "because treatment for chronic Bartonella bacteremia (as for B. quintana) is particularly arduous and may require six weeks of doxycycline treatment together with three weeks of gentamicin, as these are the only antimicrobial drugs known to be effective in eradication of Bartonella. (lymedisease.org)
  • Bartonella quintana is a rare cause of culture-negative endovascular infection, characterised by intracellular persistence. (bmj.com)
  • the life style of orienteers, elevated antibody titres to Bartonella antigens, Bartonella DNA amplified from myocardium and the lack of another feasible explanation make Bartonella a plausible aetiological factor.The first reported case of Bartonella endocarditis (B. quintana) was identified in an immunocompromised patient who underwent heart valve replacement. (avhandlingar.se)
  • It is hypothesised that a chronic B. quintana infection was activated by the immunosuppression.There was no evidence of an ongoing trench fever (TF) epidemic in a Swedish homeless population, although an increased risk for exposure to Bartonella antigens was demonstrated. (avhandlingar.se)
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae, but not Bartonella quintana, is associated with coronary heart disease: results of a French case-control study. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Serologic cross-reactivity has been demonstrated between Bartonella quintana and Chlamydia pneumoniae. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Bartonella species bacteria that are recognized as human pathogens include species that are associated with domestic cats and are transmitted by cat fleas ( B. henselae ) as well as other species that have not been associated with animal reservoirs but are transmitted by human lice ( B. quintana ) or by sand flies ( B. bacilliformis ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • We describe the first case of Bartonella quintana endocarditis affecting a prosthetic valve in a person with no known risk factors for this infection. (cdc.gov)
  • Bartonella henselae , Bartonella quintana , and, in one case each, Bartonella elizabethae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Western blotting performed with nonadsorbed serum samples showed a profile similar to those observed for B. henselae and B. quintana endocarditis, with numerous reactive protein bands against Bartonella antigens, whereas a weak reaction to Chlamydia pneumoniae was observed (Fig. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The genus contains two recognized human-specific pathogens, Bartonella bacilliformis and Bartonella quintana , the causative agents of Carrion's disease and trench fever, respectively. (biomedcentral.com)
  • are important pathogens in human and veterinary medicine, of which B. henselae and B. quintana are considered to represent the most-relevant human-pathogenic Bartonella species ( 8 ). (asm.org)
  • In these infected ticks, molecular analysis showed a variety of Bartonella strains, which were closely related to a cattle Bartonella strain and to several known human-pathogenic Bartonella species and subspecies: Bartonella henselae, B. quintana, B. washoensis, and B. vinsonii subsp. (lymenet.nl)
  • Pap31 is homologous to the multigene heparin-binding protein (encoded by hbp ) family in Bartonella quintana , Neisseria opacity proteins (Opa), Brucella OMP31 (a putative porin), and Agrobacterium tumefaciens OMP25 (an immunogenic surface protein) ( 34 ). (asm.org)
  • In this work, I have studied the genomic diversity within and between different Bartonella species, with focus on the feline-associated human pathogen B. henselae and its close relatives, the similarly feline-associated B. koehlerae and the trench-fever agent B. quintana which is restricted to humans. (diva-portal.org)
  • [2] [3] Facultative intracellular parasites , Bartonella species can infect healthy people, but are considered especially important as opportunistic pathogens . (wikipedia.org)
  • [4] Bartonella species are transmitted by vectors such as ticks , fleas , sand flies , and mosquitoes . (wikipedia.org)
  • At least eight Bartonella species or subspecies are known to infect humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though some studies have found "no definitive evidence of transmission by a tick to a vertebrate host," [7] [8] Bartonella species are well-known to be transmissible to both animals and humans through various other vectors, such as fleas, lice, and sand flies. (wikipedia.org)
  • [11] All current Bartonella species identified in canines are human pathogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment is dependent on which species or strain of Bartonella is found in a given patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • While Bartonella species are susceptible to a number of standard antibiotics in vitro - macrolides and tetracycline , for example - the efficacy of antibiotic treatment in immunocompetent individuals is uncertain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ticks may carry some species of Bartonella bacteria, but there is currently no causal evidence that ticks can transmit Bartonella infection to people through their bites. (cdc.gov)
  • Endocarditis due to Bartonella species can be diagnosed by serology and by PCR or culture of excised heart valve tissue. (cdc.gov)
  • Rolain JM, Brouqui P, Koehler JE, Maguina C, Dolan MJ, Raoult D. Recommendations for treatment of human infections caused by Bartonella species. (cdc.gov)
  • RESULTS: Patients residing in a Lyme-endemic area of New Jersey with ongoing symptoms attributed to chronic Lyme disease were evaluated for possible coinfection with Bartonella species. (google.com)
  • Detection and identification of Ehrlichia, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, and Bartonella species in Dutch Ixodes ricinus ticks. (google.com)
  • Presence of DNA of yet uncultured and undescribed species of Bartonella in eye liquid indicates past infection with this pathogen. (google.com)
  • Further studies are needed to identify Bartonella species, as well as to recognize the infectious mechanisms involved in cataract development. (google.com)
  • Together with other Bartonella species, it can cause disease in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • nov., and Three New Species, Bartonella grahamii sp. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any bacteria that is not assigned to the species level but can be assigned to the Bartonella genus level. (fpnotebook.com)
  • To investigate bats as potential reser- suggesting they might belong to new Bartonella species. (cdc.gov)
  • bats were classified into of bat species to determine the prevalence and genetic di- phylogroups I, III, VIII, IX, and X. Phylogroups II and VII versity of Bartonella spp. (cdc.gov)
  • 1,2 Twenty-four species and three subspecies of Bartonella have been isolated and are officially recognized ( http://www.bacterio.cict.fr/b/bartonella.html ), and eight have been isolated from humans. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella species can be isolated (with difficulty) from blood, using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) tubes. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella species are emerging pathogens that are seldom reported as a cause of blood culture-negative endocarditis. (nih.gov)
  • Titer of antibodies to Bartonella species by microimmunofluorescence assay, blood or vegetation culture, and amplification of Bartonella DNA from valvular tissue by polymerase chain reaction. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella species caused 3% of the cases of endocarditis seen in the three study centers. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella species are an important cause of blood culture-negative endocarditis and can be identified by culture, serologic studies, or molecular biology techniques. (nih.gov)
  • The most commonly known Bartonella-related illness is cat scratch disease, caused by B. henselae, a species of Bartonella that can be carried in a cats blood for months to years. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Bacterial DNA was found in 41 percent of patient samples, allowing investigators to narrow the species of Bartonella present, with B. henselae, B. kohlerae and B. vinsonii subsp. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Bartonella species are small gram-negative intracellular organisms. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Bartonella organisms can infect many species, including humans and cats. (vetstreet.com)
  • 1). Of the 30 Bartonella species/subspecies, 17 have been associated with human infections (2,3). (canlyme.com)
  • Wild canids are potential hosts for numerous species of Bartonella , yet little research has been done to quantify their infection rates in South America. (cambridge.org)
  • Knowing that many species of canids make excellent reservoir hosts for Bartonella , and that there is zoonotic potential for all Bartonella spp. (cambridge.org)
  • Gene-sequence-based criteria for species definition in bacteriology: the Bartonella paradigm. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Three of the strains were B. henselae and three were from other animal-associated Bartonella species (B. doshiae, B. schoenbuchensis, and B. tribocorum). (lymedisease.org)
  • 1. "Certain Bartonella species are known to cause afebrile bacteremia in humans… Reports have indicated that animal-associated Bartonella species may cause paucisymptomatic bacteremia and endocarditis in humans. (lymedisease.org)
  • B. melophagi is such a newly discovered member of the genus Bartonella it is considered a "Candidatus" species, meaning that its name has yet to be formally accepted. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Over the past decade, there has been a rapid expansion in the number of Bartonella species that are documented human pathogens," Breitschwerdt says. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Scientists have identified several species of bartonella. (lymedisease.org)
  • There was no association between T. gondii seropositivity and either of the two Bartonella species surveyed. (ajtmh.org)
  • There are 24 Bartonella species, 14 of which can infect humans and five of which are harbored by cats. (marvistavet.com)
  • The five Bartonella species harbored by cats are spread by fleas. (marvistavet.com)
  • Bartonella infections in humans may be self-limiting or fulminant and affect different organ systems.The objectives of the present thesis were to (1) identify and characterise Bartonella infection cases in Sweden, (2) to investigate certain human populations regarding Bartonella infections, and (3) compare natural populations of different Bartonella species.Cases with typical and atypical CSD were recognised by using a combination of PCR and serology. (avhandlingar.se)
  • Comparative nucleotide sequence analysis showed that p26 is a potential marker for molecular diagnosis of infection, as well as for identification to species level and genotyping of Bartonella sp. (asm.org)
  • More than 40 Bartonella species have been reported to infect mammalian reservoir hosts, and infection often leads to chronic bacteremia. (akcchf.org)
  • At least ten Bartonella species have been implicated in association with serious diseases in dogs, including endocarditis, hemangiosarcoma, myocarditis, peliosis hepatis, polyarthritis and vasculitis. (akcchf.org)
  • Dogs throughout the United States and much of the world are exposed to Bartonella species. (akcchf.org)
  • From a public health perspective there is an increased risk of direct and vector-borne transmission of Bartonella species from animals to humans. (akcchf.org)
  • Bartonella species are members of the alpha-2 subgroup of the class Alphaproteobacteria , within the Rhizobiales order. (asmscience.org)
  • The genus Bartonella is composed 20 species or subspecies of vector-transmitted, fastidious, gram-negative bacteria, which are classified as emerging pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. (openthesis.org)
  • Due to their intracellular localization, successful microbiological isolation of Bartonella species is difficult to achieve and hinders the attribution of disease causation to Bartonella infection. (openthesis.org)
  • Research was initiated to develop a pre-enrichment medium that would support the isolation of Bartonella species. (openthesis.org)
  • The use of this novel medium, Bartonella/alpha-Proteobacteria Growth Medium (BAPGM), facilitated successful isolation of both single and co-cultures of multiple Bartonella species. (openthesis.org)
  • however, refinements to the BAPGM method resulted in the successful isolation of single and co-infections with Bartonella species in clinical samples collected from sick dogs. (openthesis.org)
  • This study resulted in the preliminary validation of a multi-faceted approach combining pre-enrichment culture with PCR amplification to identify and isolate Bartonella species from the blood of sick dogs. (openthesis.org)
  • Similar to results obtained in dogs, this multi-faceted method facilitated the detection and subsequent isolation of single and co-infections with multiple Bartonella species in the blood of human participants. (openthesis.org)
  • To our knowledge, this study was the first to demonstrate concurrent infection with two Bartonella species or strains in the same individual. (openthesis.org)
  • In addition, Golden Retrievers that were PCR positive for Bartonella species had prior tick exposure (odds ratio = 3.4) and were classified by their owners as indoor/outdoor dogs (odds ratio = 3.1), when compared to dogs that were PCR negative for Bartonella species. (openthesis.org)
  • Based on these data, longitudinal studies should be conducted to determine whether Bartonella species can be transmitted by ticks, whether lymphatic infection is persistent, or whether these bacteria may contribute to the development of lymphoma. (openthesis.org)
  • The utilization of BAPGM for the isolation of Bartonella species from naturally infected patients represents an important contribution to worldwide research efforts to enhance the isolation and facilitate the microbiological study of these fastidious bacteria. (openthesis.org)
  • Further, it appears that similar Bartonella species induce persistent blood-borne infections in humans and dogs. (openthesis.org)
  • The current findings highlight the zoonotic potential of this genus and further validate Bartonella species as important, emerging pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. (openthesis.org)
  • Members of the genus Bartonella are facultative intracellular bacteria belonging to the alpha 2 subgroup of the class Proteobacteria and are phylogenetically closely related to Brucella species ( 15 , 73 ). (asm.org)
  • A remarkable feature of the genus Bartonella is the ability of a single species to cause either acute or chronic infection and either vascular proliferative or suppurative manifestations. (asm.org)
  • Indeed, infection with the same Bartonella species (e.g. (asm.org)
  • Some of the diseases due to Bartonella species can resolve spontaneously without treatment, but in other cases, the disease is fatal without antibiotic treatment and/or surgery. (asm.org)
  • The clinical situations are so different that a single treatment for all Bartonella -related diseases has not been identified, and the approach to treatment must be adapted to each species and clinical situation ( 49 ). (asm.org)
  • The objective of this minireview is to summarize the antibiotic treatment recommendations for the different infections caused by Bartonella species. (asm.org)
  • Recent observations support a role for other Bartonella species as human pathogens. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Considering the range of animal reservoirs and the types of insects that have been implicated in the transmission of Bartonella species, human exposure to these bacteria may be more common than presently realized ( 5 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • This statement is supported by the isolation of Bartonella organisms from patients that were identical or closely related to Bartonella species obtained from rodents, including B. elizabethae , B. vinsonii subsp. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • contained sequences that were different from the sequences of all previously described Bartonella species and isolates. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • A rodent reservoir for this Bartonella species was implicated but never identified ( 5 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The genus Bartonella is comprised of a rapidly increasing number of pathogenic species that induce a seemingly diverse spectrum of neurological symptoms. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Culture isolates morphologically similar to Bartonella control strains were confirmed by PCR and sequenced to determine species. (scielo.org.za)
  • Recent studies have indicated that Bartonella species (spp. (scielo.org.za)
  • There are now 19 species within the genus Bartonella ( 11 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • These studies have revealed that Bartonella grahamii is one of the most prevalent Bartonella species in wild rodents. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This genome is slightly smaller than the 2.6 Mb genome of the closely related rat-associated species Bartonella tribocorum [ 21 ], but larger than the genomes of the three major human pathogens [ 22 ] (TIGR, unpublished). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Human- and animal-pathogenic Bartonella species are fastidious and slow-growing bacteria difficult to isolate and cultivate. (asm.org)
  • Most known Bartonella species are arthropod borne. (lymenet.nl)
  • Therefore, it is important to determine if some Bartonella species, which are emerging pathogens, could be carried or transmitted by ticks. (lymenet.nl)
  • Infections caused by Bartonella species are considered an emerging zoonosis. (helsinki.fi)
  • Also, pets represent a large reservoir for human Bartonella infection because most of the species that infect them are zoonotic. (helsinki.fi)
  • The same Bartonella species were identified in blood samples from free ranging moose in Finland. (helsinki.fi)
  • Abundance of deer keds among different species of cervids and their infection with Bartonella spp. (vdu.lt)
  • Few years ago Lipoptena cervi has been confirmed as vector of some Bartonella species. (vdu.lt)
  • Different species of Bartonella are associated with different mammalian host species, to which they have adapted and normally do not cause any symptoms. (diva-portal.org)
  • Incidental infection of other hosts is however often followed by various disease symptoms, and several Bartonella species are considered as emerging human pathogens. (diva-portal.org)
  • Furthermore, a total of 7.2% (50/690) of cats was infected with Bartonella species (0% in Hokkaido Prefecture 〜 20% in Okinawa Prefecture) and most B. henselae isolates were identified as type I. It was found for the first time that cats in Japan were infected with B. clarridgeiae alone or both B. henselae and B. clarridgeiae. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] Maruyama, S.他3名: 'Prevalence of Bartonella species among pet cats in Japan'J.Microbiol.Methods. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] Maruyama, S. and Katsube, Y.: 'Contributions of Microbiology, vol.1 Bartonella and Afipia species with special regard to Bartonella henselae. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Bartonella is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria . (wikipedia.org)
  • The papers reviews the literature on bartonellosis and a role of Ixodes ticks, including the representatives of the genus Ixodes, in the circulation and transmission of Bartonella bacteria. (google.com)
  • Zoonotic diseases caused by bacteria of the genus Bartonella: new reservoirs? (wikipedia.org)
  • Bartonella talpae, formerly belonging to the Grahamella genus, is a proteobacterium. (wikipedia.org)
  • The genus Rochalimaea, once considered a separate genus, has recently been combined with the genus Bartonella as a result of high levels of relatedness in 16S rRNA sequence data and DNA hybridization data. (fpnotebook.com)
  • Bartonellosis is an infectious disease produced by bacteria of the genus Bartonella. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Bartonella henselae is a member of the class of the Bartonella genus, one of the most common type of bacteria in the world. (wikidoc.org)
  • In fact, it involves infection by bacteria of the genus " Bartonella . (marvistavet.com)
  • Bartonella, a genus of gram-negative bacteria, are associated with a wide spectrum of life-threatening diseases in animals and humans. (akcchf.org)
  • Bacteria of the genus Bartonella represent an excellent model system for studies of host adaptation patterns in zoonotic agents. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bacteria of the genus Bartonella inhabit the red blood cells of many mammals, including humans, and are transmitted by blood-sucking arthropod vectors. (diva-portal.org)
  • Bartonella spp as emerging human pathogens. (labcorp.com)
  • Within the alpha subdivision of proteobacteria, the arthropod-borne human pathogens Rickettsia prowazekii and Bartonella henselae provide examples of bacteria with obligate and facultative intracellular life styles, respectively. (diva-portal.org)
  • Among the most likely sources of such pathogens is exposure to Bartonella -infected rodents or their ectoparasites. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The recent completion of the 2.3 Mb genome of Bartonella grahamii , one of the most prevalent blood-borne bacteria in wild rodents, revealed a higher abundance of genes for host-cell interaction systems than in the genomes of closely related human pathogens. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This study represents abundance of deer keds from cervids with the presence of Bartonella pathogens in Lithuania. (vdu.lt)
  • Bartonella infections are remarkable in the wide range of symptoms they can produce. (wikipedia.org)
  • Homeless intravenous drug users are at high risk for Bartonella infections, particularly B. elizabethae . (wikipedia.org)
  • Vectors of Bartonella infections include fleas, body lice, and sand flies. (cdc.gov)
  • Since aminoglycosides are bactericidal, they are typically used as first-line treatment for Bartonella infections other than CSD. (cdc.gov)
  • Angelakis E, Raoult D. Pathogenicity and treatment of Bartonella infections. (cdc.gov)
  • Serological studies have shown that infections caused by B. burgdorferi sensu lato and Bartonella sp. (google.com)
  • Just wanted to see if anyone knows if co-infections such as bartonella, parvovirus, cytomeg. (medhelp.org)
  • Severe anemia and cholestatic hepatitis are associated with bartonella infections. (scielo.br)
  • Many doctors who treat Lyme disease see Bartonella co-infections in their Lyme and tick-borne disease patients. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Blood samples were collected from 207 cats, mainly in Baghdad but also in North and West Iraq, to determine the prevalence of Bartonella and Toxoplasma infections. (ajtmh.org)
  • Characteristically, in infections that are caused by the zoonotic pathogen Bartonella naturally infected reservoir hosts are asymptomatic, where infected incidental, non-natural, hosts develop symptomatic disease. (avhandlingar.se)
  • Some cats seem to spontaneously eliminate Bartonella infection, however bacteremia for periods of over 22 months have been documented in naturally infected cats, as have relapsing infections. (vetstream.com)
  • is under-studied and health care professionals often misdiagnose Bartonella-related infections. (scielo.org.za)
  • Bartonella henselae wound-associated infections suggest involvement of extracellular matrix molecules in adhesion and invasion. (asm.org)
  • Publications] Maruyama, S.他10名: 'Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae and Toxoplasma gondii infections among pet cats in Kanagawa and Saitama Prefectures'J.Vet.Med.Sci. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Trench fever, Carrión's disease, and endocarditis due to Bartonella spp. (cdc.gov)
  • To report the occurrence of, risk factors for, and clinical features of Bartonella endocarditis and to evaluate the diagnostic tools available for this condition. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella henselae is a proteobacterium that can cause bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis . (wikidoc.org)
  • Endocarditis in a dog due to infection with a novel Bartonella subspecies. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Bartonella causes cat-scratch disease, endocarditis, and other serious diseases in humans. (lymedisease.org)
  • Several illnesses seem to have been associated with Bartonella infection (fever, deep eye inflammation, lymph node enlargement, muscle pain, reproductive failure, and bacterial heart valve deposits called "endocarditis") but these seem to be isolated cases for the most part. (marvistavet.com)
  • Bartonella should be considered as a cause of endocarditis in any clinical setting. (cdc.gov)
  • Bartonella endocarditis represents 3% of all cases of endocarditis in France. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • We routinely perform Western blotting and PCR on sera from patients with suspected Bartonella endocarditis. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Using these techniques, we have diagnosed a case of endocarditis due to Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Blood cultures were negative, but the length of incubation was only 10 days, because the diagnosis of Bartonella endocarditis was not suspected. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • To explore the hypothesis of Bartonella endocarditis, serum samples collected from the first visit through convalescence were sent to the Unité des Rickettsies, Marseille, France. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Therefore, we speculate that this profile corresponds to those of Bartonella endocarditis. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • This study aimed to determine the role of Bartonella as an endocarditis agent in cattle. (cdc.gov)
  • Bartonella bovis was identified by PCR, gene sequences analysis, and specific internal transcribed spacer amplicon product size in 2 bovine endocarditis cases with high antibody titers, which demonstrates that B. bovis is a pathogen for cattle. (cdc.gov)
  • A gram-negative bacterial infection caused by Bartonella bacilliformis. (fpnotebook.com)
  • Interaction of Bartonella bacilliformis with human erythrocyte membrane proteins. (nih.gov)
  • Intracellular invasion is an important aspect of Carrión's disease caused by Bartonella bacilliformis. (nih.gov)
  • Bartonella bacilliformis (Strong et al. (atcc.org)
  • Bartonella bacilliformis KC583, complete genome. (atcc.org)
  • Bartonella bacilliformis is the agent of bartonellosis, which has two phases: Oroya fever and verruga peruana. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • A 65 kDa protein (Bb65) has been identified as one of the major specific antigens of Bartonella bacilliformis , the causative agent of bartonellosis which is a bacterial infectious disease of inhabitants of the Andes. (ajtmh.org)
  • The gene encoding this antigen (7B2) was isolated from an expression library made directly from randomly generated fragments of B. bacilliformis genomic DNA using Bartonella antibodies raised in rabbits and sera of bartonellosis patients. (ajtmh.org)
  • Bartonella bacilliformis leads to a condition known as Carrion's disease, or Oroya fever. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Detection of Bartonella bacilliformis in cultures, blood, and formalin preserved skin biopsies by use of the polymerase chain reaction. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Bartonella bacilliformis stimulates endothelial cells in vitro and is angiogenic in vivo. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Cytokines and T-Lymphocute count in patients in the acute and chronic phases of Bartonella bacilliformis infection in an endemic area in peru: a pilot study. (semanticscholar.org)
  • we suggest that bartonella serology is included in the baseline tests performed on children with prolonged fever even in the absence of contact with cats in countries where bartonellosis is prevalent. (hindawi.com)
  • Bartonellosis is an emerging infectious bacterial disease in dogs, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella , which may affect cats and humans as well. (petmd.com)
  • Bartonellosis is caused by several bacteria of the Bartonella family. (vetstreet.com)
  • Volume 20, Number 3-March 2014 Emerging Infectious Disease Bartonella henselae and B. koehlerae DNA in Birds To the Editor: Bartonellosis, a globally emerging vector-borne zoonotic bacterial disease, is caused by hemotropic, gram-negative, aerobic, facultative intracellular Bartonella spp. (canlyme.com)
  • Numerous forms of Bartonellosis are caused by Bartonella henselae as well as Cat Scratch Disease & Bacillary Angiomatosis. (prospecbio.com)
  • Cat scratch fever (also known as cat scratch disease and bartonellosis) is an infectious disease caused by the proteobacterium Bartonella henselae following a cat scratch. (iucr.org)
  • Bartonella henselae prevalence in domestic cats in California: Risk factors and association between bacteremia and antibody titers. (labcorp.com)
  • 4 In those patients who do develop anti- Bartonella antibodies, monitoring of antibody levels can correlate with resolution and recrudescence of Bartonella infection. (nih.gov)
  • 1:1024, consistent with presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella henselae, suggestive of current or prior infection. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • When treatment is successful, antibody levels to Bartonella should begin to decrease in six month. (2ndchance.info)
  • IgM antibody, the primary immune response to Bartonella, appears early in the infection and is highly diagnostic when present. (specialtylabs.com)
  • Serology, mainly the indirect immunofluorescence antibody (IFA) assay, is an excellent tool for its diagnosis ( 7 ), but cross-reactivity among Bartonella spp. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The diagnosis can be confirmed using commercially available serologic tests (indirect immunofluorescent antibody assays) that test for the presence of serum IgG antibodies to the etiologic agent, Bartonella henselae. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • K. Puri, A. J. Kreppel, and E. P. Schlaudecker, " Bartonella osteomyelitis of the acetabulum: case report and review of the literature," Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases , vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 463-467, 2015. (hindawi.com)
  • In a paper titled: "Identification of Novel Zoonotic Activity of Bartonella spp. (lymedisease.org)
  • These results indicate that zoonotic Bartonella spp. (lymedisease.org)
  • These findings suggest that the rodent in Japan might serve as a reservoir of zoonotic Bartonella infection. (environmental-expert.com)
  • This report is the first report on the prevalence of Bartonella and T. gondii among stray cats in Iraq, which allows for better evaluation of the zoonotic risk potential to the Iraqi people and deployed military personnel by feral cat colonies. (ajtmh.org)
  • Cats do have the capacity to spread Bartonella henselae to humans. (medic8.com)
  • There have been reports of Bartonella henselae found inside fleas, however, there have been no instances of flea bites causing CSD in humans. (medic8.com)
  • In humans, infection of the Bartonella bacterium is also known as cat scratch disease (CSD), though it may not have necessarily been acquired through a cat's scratch or bite. (petmd.com)
  • The specific organism transmitted from cats to humans via bites or scratches is called Bartonella henselae. (vetstreet.com)
  • Cat scratch disease is transmitted to humans when a cat that is infected with the Bartonella hensalae virus passes that virus through a bite or scratch. (professorshouse.com)
  • I think it's critical that we discover more about how this bacteria infects people, and how Bartonella infection relates to the subsequent development of progressive illnesses in humans. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The most widely known disease caused by the Bartonella organisms is cat scratch fever in humans and cats. (2ndchance.info)
  • Rifampin ( Rifampicin, etc. ), an antibiotic often used to treat human tuberculosis, is also effective in treating bartonella when it affects the eyes of humans. (2ndchance.info)
  • Bartonella bacteria are known to be carried by fleas, body lice and ticks, and there's high suspicion that ticks transmit it to humans. (lymedisease.org)
  • Diagnosis of Bartonella infection in humans, especially for typical forms of CSD, is mainly based on serologic data, which is the most cost-effective approach. (asmscience.org)
  • Bartonella henselae is naturally adapted to felines but can incidentally infect humans, manifested as cat-scratch disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • These findings indicate that I. pacificus ticks may play an important role in Bartonella transmission among animals and humans. (lymenet.nl)
  • Bartonella henselae bacteremia in a mother and son potentially associated with tick exposure. (abcam.com)
  • Bartonella bacteremia, potentially spanning a 12-year time frame, in conjunction with the therapeutic administration of immunosuppressive drugs may have resulted in a progression and potentiation of the neurological disease that was partially reversible following antibiotic administration. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Nine monoclonal antibodies derived from BALB/c mice immunized with B. henselae Houston-1 strain reacted only with strains Houston-1, 90-615, and SA2, and not with any other Bartonella strains. (asm.org)
  • France" to be published March 2016 in Emerging Infectious Disease Journal, CDC researchers report that they have identified six strains of Bartonella in patients with chronic subjective symptoms and a history of tick bites. (lymedisease.org)
  • European sheep ticks carry Bartonella and scientists have detected five different Bartonella strains in 19.2% of Ixodes pacificus ticks collected in California. (lymedisease.org)
  • CDC reports that they have identified six strains of Bartonella in patients with chronic symptoms. (lymedisease.org)
  • CDC researchers report that they have identified six strains of Bartonella in patients with chronic subjective symptoms and a history of tick bites. (lymedisease.org)
  • We selected in vitro erythromycin-resistant strains of Bartonella henselae . (asm.org)
  • High prevalences of various Bartonella strains among rodents have been demonstrated in North America, Asia, and Europe ( 3 , 16 , 24 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Reports of patients with unrecognized illnesses who had antibodies to antigens derived from rodent-associated Bartonella strains also suggest that human exposures to these agents are more common than previously believed ( 9 , 15 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Here, we describe for the first time the prevalence and genetic properties of Bartonella organisms in wild rodents in Japan. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Among 296 patients examined by a rheumatologist, prevalence of antibodies against Bartonella henselae, B. koehlerae, or B. vinsonii subsp. (thisisms.com)
  • Differences in Bartonella prevalence by location were statistically significant, because most of the seropositive cats were from Baghdad. (ajtmh.org)
  • Various studies have been carried out globally to determine the prevalence of Bartonella spp. (scielo.org.za)
  • Furthermore, a high prevalence of Bartonella infection was found in moose, which was significantly lowest in northern Lapland, a region considered deer-ked free. (helsinki.fi)
  • Publications] Maruyama, S.他5名: 'Prevalence of Bartonella henselae, Bartonella clarridgeiae and the 16SrRNA Gene Types of Bartonella henselae among Pet Cats in Japan'J.Vet.Med.Sci. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Bartonella vinsonii comb. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2010) showed molecular evidence of perinatal transmission of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (scielo.br)
  • Bartonella clarridgeiae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (cambridge.org)
  • Environmental factors associated with Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (canarydatabase.org)
  • molecular epidemiology of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (canarydatabase.org)
  • Two different nested PCRs performed on sera identified Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea ) henselae has become firmly established as the primary etiologic agent for cat scratch disease (CSD). (labcorp.com)
  • By 16S rRNA gene sequencing, the bacterium was identified as Rochalimaea ( Bartonella ) spp. (asm.org)
  • Bartonella (includes those previously classified as Rochalimaea and Grahamella). (vetstream.com)
  • Published in the Jounral of Central Nervous System Disease, March 18th, Edward B Breitshwerdt et al Abstract Background: With the advent of more sensitive culture and molecular diagnostic testing modalities, Bartonella spp. (canlyme.com)
  • Bartonella henselae is the organism responsible for cat scratch disease . (wikipedia.org)
  • Those Bartonella isolates were all obtained from the rodents captured in suburban areas (rate, 51.8%), but no organism was isolated from the animals captured in city areas. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Using these tests, it appears that about twenty percent of cats in the United States carry the Bartonella henselae organism at some point in their life. (2ndchance.info)
  • Subsequently, a prospective study was designed to test the hypothesis that the detection and isolation of Bartonella in clinical samples, collected from dogs, are enhanced by pre-enrichment in liquid BAPGM prior to blood agar plating when compared to traditional diagnostic methods. (openthesis.org)
  • Concurrent infection of the central nervous system by Borrelia burgdorferi and Bartonella henselae: evidence for a novel tick-borne disease complex. (google.com)
  • Sander A, Posselt M, Oberle K, Bredt W. Seroprevalence of antibodies to Bartonella henselae in patients with cat scratch disease and in healthy controls: Evaluation and comparison of two commercial serological tests. (labcorp.com)
  • Commonly abbreviated as CSD, Cat Scratch Disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae. (medic8.com)
  • Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a common zoonosis in children caused by Bartonella henselae ( B. henselae ). (hindawi.com)
  • Bartonella henselae is the cause of cat scratch disease (CSD), which is associated with a history of exposure to cats, especially kittens, and their fleas. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Plenty of cats that have been exposed to Bartonella don't get sick and, therefore, don't show clinical signs of the disease. (vetstreet.com)
  • Kittens tend to be more prone to having Bartonella hensalae, but the disease can be passed from an adult cat as well. (professorshouse.com)
  • Ticks that can carry Bartonella include Ixodes Scapularis (also called the blacklegged tick or deer tick) and Ixodes Pacificus (western blacklegged tick), both of which can transmit Lyme disease. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Lyme (Borreliosis), Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, Tularemia, and more recently, Borrelia miyamotoi (a distant relative of Lyme Borreliosis) are recognized tick-borne infectious diseases in the United States, of which Lyme disease is the most common and fastest growing illness. (canlyme.com)
  • It has been found that up to 95% of patients with Cat Scratch Disease show antibodies against Bartonella henselae antigens. (prospecbio.com)
  • Highly immunoreactive proteins which are produced by the Bartonella henselae are the most important antigens used for the diagnosis of Cat Scratch Disease. (prospecbio.com)
  • Cat scratch disease (CSD), also called cat scratch fever, is a bacterial infection caused by Bartonella henselae, which is generally spread to people through cat bites or scratches. (mn.us)
  • Reporting Cat Scratch Disease (Infection Caused by Bartonella spp. (mn.us)
  • Bartonella spp cause several different diseases, including cat-scratch disease (CSD). (arupconsult.com)
  • In the last fifteen years, veterinarians have begun to recognize that a group of gram negative bacteria called Bartonella are involved in a large variety of disease in cats. (2ndchance.info)
  • It is also quite common for cats to have been exposed to Bartonella without developing disease. (2ndchance.info)
  • Cats with this disease can harbor Bartonella for years without any signs of sickness. (2ndchance.info)
  • This research is very important to patients with Lyme disease because it confirms that the transmission of bartonella from ticks may produce Bartonelleosis. (lymedisease.org)
  • Infection with Bartonella henselae in the immunocompetent person (i.e., a normal person) leads to "cat scratch disease. (marvistavet.com)
  • The Bartonella organisms are highly adapted to live in the feline body without causing disease and it is only in rare situations that cats actually experience issues from this infection. (marvistavet.com)
  • Lee Cowden, MD, has developed a series of herbal tinctures that can be helpful for Lyme disease and Bartonella. (vitality101.com)
  • Warthin-Starry silver stain is recommended for microscopic detection of Bartonella organisms in fixed tissue sections but is not highly specific and is insensitive, even with lymph node biopsy samples from cat scratch disease (CSD) patients. (asmscience.org)
  • Cat scratch disease, a rare cause of hypodense liver lesions, lymphadenopathy and a protruding duodenal lesion, caused by Bartonella henselae -- van Ierland-van Leeuwen et al. (bmj.com)
  • Serology for Bartonella henselae IgM was highly elevated a few weeks after presentation, consistent with the diagnosis of cat scratch disease. (bmj.com)
  • The Bartonella spp bacterium is transmitted to dogs via fleas, sand flies, lice , and ticks. (petmd.com)
  • Symptoms of infection of the Bartonella bacterium include a characteristic papule at the site of the bite wound. (petmd.com)
  • Bartonella is a bacterium that is maintained in nature by fleas, ticks and other biting insects. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, professor of internal medicine at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, and NC State colleague Dr. Ricardo Maggi isolated the bacterium Bartonella melophagi from samples of human blood. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Bartonella henselae , a strain of the bacterium which has been associated with human neurological illnesses and fatigue, was isolated from one of the samples. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Is it possible that intestinal permeability (Leaky Gut) could allow Bartonella, or any bacterium or virus (e.g. (thisisms.com)
  • The presence of Bartonella DNA (B. schoenbuchensis and B.bovis) was demonstrated in deer ked pupae samples and in one winged adult, which indicates transstadial transmission of this bacterium in the deer ked. (helsinki.fi)
  • We will employ In-Vivo Induced Antigen Technology (IVIAT) to identify Bartonella in-vivo induced antigens, which will allow us to evaluate their potential as diagnostic markers for canine bartonelloses. (akcchf.org)
  • The serology showed an IgG titer of 1:400 against all the Bartonella antigens tested. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Cats can be infested with infected fleas that carry Bartonella bacteria. (cdc.gov)
  • Cats usually become infected with Bartonella after exposure to infected fleas. (vetstreet.com)
  • Next, because there is a possible connection between flea infestation and Bartonella hensalae, do all that you can to control fleas. (professorshouse.com)
  • Infected fleas can carry the Bartonella bacteria and infect the cats and may spread it directly to people, although CDC says this is yet unproven. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • We investigated the bacterial communities of nine Bartonella -positive fleas ( n = 6 Oropsylla hirsuta fleas and n = 3 Oropsylla montana fleas), using universal primers, clone libraries, and DNA sequencing. (asm.org)
  • Bartonella henselae-specific DNA was also detected in live deer ticks obtained from the households of 2 of these patients. (google.com)
  • It shows that man can be infected with pathogenic Bartonella bacteria by the bite of ticks. (google.com)
  • Investigation of Bartonella infection in ixodid ticks from California. (google.com)
  • A total of 1253 ixodid ticks (254 tick pools) collected between the end of 1995 and the spring of 1997 from six California counties (El Dorado, Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Cruz, Shasta and Sonoma) were examined for the presence of Bartonella DNA by PCR of the citrate synthase gene. (google.com)
  • Bartonella PCR-positive ticks were identified in five counties but none of the ticks from Los Angeles County was positive. (google.com)
  • Among the 54 Dermacentor occidentalis grouped in 12 pools from Orange County, one pool (8.3%) was PCR positive for Bartonella and similarly one pool (14.3%) was positive among the 30 Dermacentor variabilis ticks grouped in seven pools. (google.com)
  • Following our previous findings of Bartonella PCR-positive adult I. pacificus ticks in central coastal California, this is the first preliminary report of the presence of Bartonella DNA in I. pacificus nymphs and in Dermacentor sp. (google.com)
  • Distribution of Bartonella among ixodid ticks appears widespread in California. (google.com)
  • The potential for involvement of ticks in transmission of Bartonella spp. (plos.org)
  • Ticks have been shown to carry Bartonella , although currently, CDC indicates there is no causal evidence that ticks can transmit Bartonella through a tick bite. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • CanLyme Note: Bartonella bacteria can be transmitted by ticks, cat scratches, dog saliva, etc. (canlyme.com)
  • People who recall being bitten by ticks have been co-infected with the Lyme spirochete and bartonella. (lymedisease.org)
  • Scientists have recently established that ticks can transmit Bartonella to mice. (lymedisease.org)
  • In this study, adult Ixodes pacificus ticks were collected by flagging vegetation in three sites in Santa Clara County, Calif. PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism and partial sequencing of 273 bp of the gltA gene were applied for Bartonella identification. (lymenet.nl)
  • Twenty-nine (19.2%) of 151 individually tested ticks were PCR positive for Bartonella. (lymenet.nl)
  • Male ticks were more likely to be infected with Bartonella than female ticks (26 versus 12%, P = 0.05). (lymenet.nl)
  • None of the nine ticks collected at Baird Ranch was PCR positive for Bartonella. (lymenet.nl)
  • However, 7 (50%) of 14 ticks from Red Fern Ranch and 22 (17%) of 128 ticks from the Windy Hill Open Space Reserve were infected with Bartonella. (lymenet.nl)
  • The study of 16S rRNA gene sequences of all isolates of Bartonella henselae obtained in our laboratory and others from human patients or cats has revealed two genotypes according to the sequence of the 16S rRNA gene. (asm.org)
  • Gene sequence comparisons of different genes in B. henselae isolates from the United States and Europe showed that ftsZ gene variation is a useful tool for Bartonella genotyping.Myocarditis was a common finding among Swedish elite orienteers succumbing to sudden unexpected cardiac death (SUCD). (avhandlingar.se)
  • The gltA sequences of Bartonella isolates obtained from the three rodents captured at the case site were submitted to GenBank by Regnery et al. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Bacterial tick-borne diseases caused by Bartonella spp. (google.com)
  • Bats as reservoir hosts of human bacterial pathogen, Bartonella mayotimonensis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Unexpectedly, we found that the fecal material contained DNA of several hemothrophic and ectoparasite-transmitted bacterial genera, such as Bartonella. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Another strain of Bartonella is transmitted by the human body louse causing what is called trench fever. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Subsequently, raised titers (IgM 1 : 32, IgG 1 : 256) against Bartonella confirmed the diagnosis of B. henselae infection. (hindawi.com)
  • The significance of Bartonella henselae bacteria for oncological diagnosis in children," Infectious Agents and Cancer , vol. 10, no. 1, p. 30, 2015. (hindawi.com)
  • A small number of Bartonella in the bloodstream can cause infection, and this fact, coupled with the large variety of transmission routes by which people can become infected, make the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the illnesses caused by this bacteria a real challenge," Maggi adds. (medicalxpress.com)
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners 2006 Panel Report on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Bartonella spp. (vetstream.com)
  • The etiological diagnosis of Bartonella was suggested by detection of high titers of antibodies by immunofluorescence and Western blotting. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • In light of these problems, a laboratory diagnosis of a Bartonella infection is generally made by serology ( 5 ) or molecular approaches ( 7 ). (asm.org)
  • When used in the appropriate clinical setting, these tests are highly specific for Bartonella infection, and a single positive IgG titer in the appropriate clinical context can confirm the diagnosis. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • Coyotes (Canis latrans) as the reservoir for a human pathogenic Bartonella sp. (canarydatabase.org)
  • Because of the rapid discovery of new, pathogenic Bartonella spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We sought to investigate Bartonella seroprevalence in captive wild canids from 19 zoos in São Paulo and Mato Grosso states, Brazil. (cambridge.org)
  • Seroprevalence of Bartonella spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • But I listened to a rheumatologist podcast who happened to find many of his patients actually have bartonella and so he uses long term double antibiotics to treat them for between 6 months to a year. (healingwell.com)
  • This is in patients who have only bartonella. (healingwell.com)
  • In addition, several private laboratories offer serological testing, but none of these private laboratory tests has been evaluated for sensitivity or specificity with sera from HIV-infected patients with culture-documented Bartonella infection. (nih.gov)
  • Note that as many as 25% of Bartonella culture-positive patients never develop antibodies in the setting of advanced HIV infection. (nih.gov)
  • Data from patients with Bartonella infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years. (patientslikeme.com)
  • In collaboration with Dr. Robert Mozayeni, a rheumatologist based in Maryland, and Dr. Ricardo Maggi, a research assistant professor at NC State, Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of internal medicine at NC States College of Veterinary Medicine and adjunct professor of medicine at Duke University, tested blood samples from 296 patients for evidence of Bartonella infection. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Of the 296 patients, 62 percent had Bartonella antibodies, which supported prior exposure to these bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • If the link between Bartonella and rheumatoid illnesses is valid, it may also open up more directed treatment options for patients with rheumatoid illnesses. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The People's Pharmacy recently interviewed Dr. Breitschwerdt and Dr. Mozayeni discussing their research on Bartonella in rheumatoid arthritis patients. (thisisms.com)
  • Patients may suffer relapses because bartonella periodically cycles into red blood cells, which may provide a protective niche for the bacteria. (lymedisease.org)
  • Bartonella doshiae Bartonella taylorii Bartonella grahamii Bartonella peromysci Birtles, R. J. (wikipedia.org)
  • Run-off replication of host-adaptability genes is associated with gene transfer agents in the genome of mouse-infecting Bartonella grahamii. (genome.jp)
  • Demonstration of Bartonella grahamii DNA in ocular fluids of a patient with neuroretinitis. (semanticscholar.org)
  • OBJECTIVES: To investigate Bartonella henselae as a potential human tick-borne pathogen and to evaluate its role as a coinfecting agent of the central nervous system in the presence of neuroborreliosis. (google.com)
  • Seroprevalences of antibodies against Bartonella henselae and Toxoplasma gondii and fecal shedding of Cryptosporidium spp. (ajtmh.org)
  • Among 471 cat serum samples collected from 7 veterinary clinics in Kanagawa and Saitama Prefectures, 9.1% (41/471) and 8.7% (41/471) of cats harbored antibodies against Bartonella henselae and Toxoplasma gondii, respectively. (nii.ac.jp)
  • There was enhanced Bartonella binding to the 44 kDa protein and binding to a 25 kDa protein following exposure of intact red cells to trypsin. (nih.gov)
  • Moreover, there was a complete abrogation of binding to these proteins following exposure of erythrocytes to sodium metaperiodate oxidation, indicating the significance of carbohydrate moieties in the interactions of Bartonella with the erythrocyte. (nih.gov)
  • Some reports state that Bartonella has infected 12 percent to 50 percent or more of cats, but the risk of exposure varies greatly depending on the region of the United States. (vetstreet.com)
  • 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. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Exposure to Bartonella spp. (cambridge.org)
  • Here's my take away from this study: If someone with a tick bite tests negative for Lyme but continues to have chronic symptoms like those I've highlighted above, a weird striated rash (like the one pictured below), swollen lymph nodes, or has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and/or myalgic encephalomyelitis, it would be wise to be tested for a Bartonella infection. (lymedisease.org)
  • I had the rush and symptoms for bartonella and several lyme symptoms. (latitudes.org)
  • In a second approach, similar binding proteins or putative receptors were identified when Bartonella was co-incubated with isolated membrane proteins from red cell ghosts. (nih.gov)
  • and the 44 and 25 kDa proteins are the respective dimeric and monomeric forms of glycophorin B. Consistent with this notion was the binding of Bartonella to purified preparations of alpha and beta spectrin and glycophorin A/B. (nih.gov)
  • In order to identify immunoreactive Bartonella henselae proteins, B. henselae antiserum from an experimentally infected cat was used to screen a B. henselae genomic DNA expression library. (asm.org)
  • Although all bartonellae are presumed to be transmitted by arthropods, primary vectors have been identified with certainty for only five Bartonella spp. (plos.org)
  • A putative vertical Bartonella henselae infection was defined on the basis of ultrastructural and molecular analyses in a three-year-old child with anemia, jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly since birth. (scielo.br)
  • Recombinant Bartonella Henselae 17kDa produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain having a molecular mass of 18kDa. (prospecbio.com)
  • Molecular Evidence of Bartonella spp. (lymenet.nl)
  • PCR and sequence analysis of rpoB gene and 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region (ITS) were used for detection and molecular characterization of Bartonella spp. (vdu.lt)
  • The gltA , 16S rRNA gene, and groEL sequences of a Bartonella isolate obtained from a California ground squirrel ( S. beecheyi ) were completely identical to homologous sequences of B. washoensis , strongly suggesting that these animals were the source of infection in the human case. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The research marks the first time that this particular strain of Bartonella has been cultured from human blood and associated with human illness. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Identification of Bartonella henselae in an aborted equine fetus. (abcam.com)
  • Sequence analyses of gltA amplicons obtained from Bartonella from the rodents demonstrated considerable heterogeneity and resulted in the identification of 16 genetic variants that were clustered within three groups in phylogenetic analysis. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Clinical data have shown that tick-borne diseases caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Bartonella spp. (google.com)
  • Angiomatous proliferation and granulomatous reactions, severe anemia and cholestatic hepatitis are examples of the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations associated with Bartonella sp. (scielo.br)
  • Bartonella infect the red blood cells of a wide variety of mammals, and are transmitted among hosts by blood-sucking arthropods. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Stray cats may be more likely than pets to carry Bartonella . (cdc.gov)
  • At some point in their lifetimes, approximately forty percent of cats become carriers of the Bartonella henselae. (medic8.com)
  • Since the virus is not harmful to cats and does not make them ill, there are no signs that your cat could be infected with Bartonella hensalae. (professorshouse.com)
  • It is known that Bartonella is transmitted through the scratches of domestic or feral cats. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Some sources estimate that one in five cats is a carrier of Bartonella but this may be an exaggeration. (2ndchance.info)
  • In another study of cats showing eye inflammation, 67.5% were positive for Bartonella using these test. (2ndchance.info)
  • It was only relatively recently discovered (1992) that cats themselves were more than simple carriers of Bartonella henselae and that they could actually become infected themselves. (marvistavet.com)
  • In this study, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive people, clinically healthy volunteers, impounded cats, impounded dogs, and commensal rodents were investigated for carriage of Bartonella spp. (scielo.org.za)
  • We used a murine model to assess the vector competence of Ixodes ricinus for Bartonella birtlesii . (plos.org)
  • In this study, the authors used a murine model to assess the ability of the tick Ixodes ricinus to transmit Bartonella bacteria to mice. (plos.org)
  • Every five days, some of the Bartonella bacteria in the endothelial cells are released into the blood stream, where they infect erythrocytes . (wikipedia.org)
  • were used to test formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded brain tissue, patient blood specimens and Bartonella alpha Proteobacteria growth medium (BAPGM) enrichment blood cultures. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bartonella fall within the alpha-2 subgroup of the class Proteobacteria (Jacomo, Kelly & Raoult 2002). (scielo.org.za)
  • None of the nine tick pools positive for Ehrlichia phagocytophila were positive for Bartonella. (google.com)
  • Regular application of flea and tick preventives, as recommended by most veterinarians, will help prevent Bartonella infection. (vetstreet.com)
  • Hi Guys, I'm a 29 year old female diagnosed with chronic Lyme and Bartonella. (medhelp.org)
  • Healed 90% after 1 yr of 3 abx cocktails for Lyme and Bartonella. (healingwell.com)