Bartonella Infections: 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.Bartonella: 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.Bartonella henselae: 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.Bartonella quintana: 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.Angiomatosis, Bacillary: 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.Cat-Scratch Disease: 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.Trench Fever: 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.Cat Diseases: 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.Disease Reservoirs: 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.Bartonella bacilliformis: 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.Cats: 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)Antibodies, Bacterial: Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.Siphonaptera: An order of parasitic, blood-sucking, wingless INSECTS with the common name of fleas.Bartonellaceae: 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.Behavioral Medicine: 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.Adolescent Medicine: A branch of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases occurring during the period of ADOLESCENCE.Perinatology: 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)Animals, ZooCanidae: A family of terrestrial carnivores with long snouts and non-retractable claws. Members include COYOTES; DOGS; FOXES; JACKALS; RACCOON DOGS; and WOLVES.Dog Diseases: 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.Fibronectins: Glycoproteins found on the surfaces of cells, particularly in fibrillar structures. The proteins are lost or reduced when these cells undergo viral or chemical transformation. They are highly susceptible to proteolysis and are substrates for activated blood coagulation factor VIII. The forms present in plasma are called cold-insoluble globulins.Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne: A subgroup of the genus FLAVIVIRUS that causes encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers and is found in eastern and western Europe and the former Soviet Union. It is transmitted by TICKS and there is an associated milk-borne transmission from viremic cattle, goats, and sheep.Anaplasma phagocytophilum: A species of gram-negative bacteria in the genus ANAPLASMA, family ANAPLASMATACEAE, formerly called Ehrlichia phagocytophila or Ehrlichia equi. This organism is tick-borne (IXODES) and causes disease in horses and sheep. In humans, it causes human granulocytic EHRLICHIOSIS.Encephalitis, Tick-Borne: Encephalitis caused by neurotropic viruses that are transmitted via the bite of TICKS. In Europe, the diseases are caused by ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, TICK-BORNE, which give rise to Russian spring-summer encephalitis, central European encephalitis, louping ill encephalitis, and related disorders. Powassan encephalitis occurs in North America and Russia and is caused by the Powassan virus. ASEPTIC MENINGITIS and rarely encephalitis may complicate COLORADO TICK FEVER which is endemic to mountainous regions of the western United States. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp14-5)Castor Bean: Common name for Ricinus communis, a species in the family EUPHORBIACEAE. It is the source of CASTOR OIL.BooksLyme Disease: 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.Rosmarinus: A plant genus of the LAMIACEAE family. It is known as a spice and medicinal plant.Coinfection: Simultaneous infection of a host organism by two or more pathogens. In virology, coinfection commonly refers to simultaneous infection of a single cell by two or more different viruses.Tetracycline: A naphthacene antibiotic that inhibits AMINO ACYL TRNA binding during protein synthesis.Societies, Pharmaceutical: Societies whose membership is limited to pharmacists.Internship, Nonmedical: Advanced programs of training to meet certain professional requirements in fields other than medicine or dentistry, e.g., pharmacology, nutrition, nursing, etc.Reference Books, Medical: Books in the field of medicine intended primarily for consultation.Tetracyclines: Closely congeneric derivatives of the polycyclic naphthacenecarboxamide. (Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1117)Tetracycline Resistance: Nonsusceptibility of bacteria to the action of TETRACYCLINE which inhibits aminoacyl-tRNA binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit during protein synthesis.Pharmacists: Those persons legally qualified by education and training to engage in the practice of pharmacy.Peliosis Hepatis: 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.Eye Diseases: Diseases affecting the eye.Communicable DiseasesFamily Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Infectious Disease Medicine: A branch of internal medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of INFECTIOUS DISEASES.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.United StatesInternational Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Foundations: Organizations established by endowments with provision for future maintenance.Splenic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the SPLEEN.Acari: A large, subclass of arachnids comprising the MITES and TICKS, including parasites of plants, animals, and humans, as well as several important disease vectors.Hemangiosarcoma: A rare malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating, anaplastic cells derived from blood vessels and lining irregular blood-filled or lumpy spaces. (Stedman, 25th ed)Splenic DiseasesPathology, Surgical: A field of anatomical pathology in which living tissue is surgically removed for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.

Bartonella koehlerae sp. nov., isolated from cats. (1/269)

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)

Clinical and pathologic evaluation of chronic Bartonella henselae or Bartonella clarridgeiae infection in cats. (2/269)

Human Bartonella infections result in diverse medical presentations, whereas many cats appear to tolerate chronic bacteremia without obvious clinical abnormalities. Eighteen specific-pathogen-free cats were inoculated with Bartonella henselae- and/or Bartonella clarridgeiae-infected cat blood and monitored for 454 days. Relapsing bacteremia did not correlate with changes in protein profiles or differences in antigenic protein recognition. Intradermal skin testing did not induce a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction to cat scratch disease skin test antigen. Thirteen cats were euthanatized at the end of the study. Despite persistent infection, clinical signs were minimal and gross necropsy results were unremarkable. Histopathology revealed peripheral lymph node hyperplasia (in all of the 13 cats), splenic follicular hyperplasia (in 9 cats), lymphocytic cholangitis/pericholangitis (in 9 cats), lymphocytic hepatitis (in 6 cats), lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis (in 8 cats), and interstitial lymphocytic nephritis (in 4 cats). Structures suggestive of Bartonella were visualized in some Warthin-Starry stained sections, and Bartonella DNA was amplified from the lymph node (from 6 of the 13 cats), liver (from 11 cats) heart (from 8 cats), kidney (from 9 cats), lung (from 2 cats), and brain (from 9 cats). This study indicates that B. henselae or B. clarridgeiae can induce chronic infection following blood transfusion in specific-pathogen-free cats and that Bartonella DNA can be detected in blood, brain, lymph node, myocardium, liver, and kidney tissues of both blood culture-positive cats and blood culture-negative cats. Detection of histologic changes in these cats supports a potential etiologic role for Bartonella species in several idiopathic disease processes in cats.  (+info)

Survey of Bartonella species infecting intradomicillary animals in the Huayllacallan Valley, Ancash, Peru, a region endemic for human bartonellosis. (3/269)

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. (4/269)

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)

Rats of the genus Rattus are reservoir hosts for pathogenic Bartonella species: an Old World origin for a New World disease? (5/269)

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)

Isolation of a new subspecies, Bartonella vinsonii subsp. arupensis, from a cattle rancher: identity with isolates found in conjunction with Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti among naturally infected mice. (6/269)

Bacteremia with fever due to a novel subspecies of Bartonella vinsonii was found in a cattle rancher. The subspecies shared major characteristics of the genus Bartonella in terms of most biochemical features and cellular fatty acid profile, but it was distinguishable from other subspecies of B. vinsonii by good growth on heart infusion agar supplemented with X factor and by its pattern of enzymatic hydrolysis of peptide substrates. DNA relatedness studies verified that the isolate belonged to the genus Bartonella and that it was genotypically related to B. vinsonii. The highest level of relatedness was observed with recently characterized strains from naturally infected mice that were coinfected with Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti. We propose the name Bartonella vinsonii subsp. arupensis subsp. nov. as the new subspecies to accommodate these human and murine isolates.  (+info)

An outbreak of acute bartonellosis (Oroya fever) in the Urubamba region of Peru, 1998. (7/269)

During May 1998, we conducted a case-control study of 357 participants from 60 households during an outbreak of acute bartonellosis in the Urubamba Valley, Peru, a region not previously considered endemic for this disease. Blood and insect specimens were collected and environmental assessments were done. Case-patients (n = 22) were defined by fever, anemia, and intra-erythrocytic coccobacilli seen in thin smears. Most case-patients were children (median age = 6.5 years). Case-patients more frequently reported sand fly bites than individuals of neighboring households (odds ratio [OR] = 5.8, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.2-39.2), or members from randomly selected households > or = 5 km away (OR = 8.5, 95% CI = 1.7-57.9). Bartonella bacilliformis isolated from blood was confirmed by nucleotide sequencing (citrate synthase [g/tA], 338 basepairs). Using bacterial isolation (n = 141) as the standard, sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value of thin smears were 36%, 96%, and 44%, respectively. Patients with clinical syndromes compatible with bartonellosis should be treated with appropriate antibiotics regardless of thin-smear results.  (+info)

Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae in cats in Germany. (8/269)

Bartonella henselae and B. quintana infections in man are associated with various clinical manifestations including cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis and bacteraemia. While cats are the natural reservoir for B. henselae, the source of B. quintana is unclear. In this study, the sera of 713 cats from Germany were examined for the presence of antibodies against B. henselae, B. quintana or Afipia felis by an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA). Bartonella-specific antibody titres of > or =50 were found in 15.0% of the cats. There was substantial cross-reactivity among the various Bartonella antigens, although single sera showed high titres against B. henselae but not against B. quintana and vice versa. Antibodies against A. felis were not detected in any of these cats. Statistical analysis indicated that there is no correlation between Bartonella infections and the sex, age or breed of the cat or its hunting behavior. There was also no correlation between bartonella and toxoplasma infections in cats. However, whereas 16.8% of cats from northern Germany had B. quintana-specific antibodies, only 8.0% of cats from southern Germany were seropositive for B. quintana. No statistically significant difference was found for B. henselae. IFA-positive and IFA-negative sera were used for immunoblot analysis including B. henselae and B. quintana. Marked reactivity was observed with protein bands at 80, 76, 73, 65, 37, 33 and 15 kDa. The results of this study suggest that B. henselae, and possibly a B. quintana-related pathogen, but not A. felis, are common in cats in Germany, and that there are differences in the geographic distribution of bartonella infections in cats.  (+info)

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 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.
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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…
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
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. ...
Bartonellosis is an emerging infectious bacterial disease in dogs, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella, which may affect cats and humans as well.
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 ...
I interviewed in October veterinarian and infectious disease researcher Ed Breitschwerdt of North Carolina State University about his studies of infections by bacteria in the genus Bartonella--the most familiar of which is cat scratch fever. Over his career, Breitschwerdt and his colleagues have discovered many new species of the bacteria and new hosts to the infections, including…
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 ...
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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
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 ...
One of the most striking examples of how Lyme disease co-infections can wreak havoc on the extracellular matrix and connective tissues comes from a 2018 study that looked at the effects of Bartonella infection, rheumatological symptoms and associated joint hypermobility (8). The case study publication concerned a female veterinarian who displayed the clinical symptoms of EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), Type 3. Type 3 EDS is considered to be the most severe form of EDS, chiefly affecting the vascular system, and leading to a significantly reduced life expectancy. The patient was identified as having a Beighton hypermobility score of 7/9.. The patient was found to have Bartonella koehlerae and Bartonella henselae infections. Bartonella bacterial infections have a notable and destructive effect on the vasculature and endothelial functions. The patient was treated for bartonella using the longterm use of antibiotics. The treatment resulted in the resolution of the patients symptoms, and notably the ...
South American bartonellosis, or Carrions disease, is an infection caused byBartonella bacilliformisthat is transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies. Typically, this condition has been considered a biphasic illness characterized by an initial febrile
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Bartonella bacilliformis is the causative agent of bartonellosis (also known as Carrions disease), a biphasic disease endemic to Andean valleys in Peru, Columbia and Ecuador. It is transmitted by the sandfly Phlebotomus verrucarum which is limited to these areas. The bacterium was first isolated in 1909 by the Peruvian physician Albert Barton. Bartonellosis is usually characterized by two distinctive stages: a sudden (acute), potentially life-threatening illness associated with high fever and decreased levels of circulating red blood cells (i.e., hemolytic anemia) called Oroya fever. Mortality rates of up to 40-80% in untreated patients are reported. The second phase, which can take between 2 weeks to several years to manifest is characterized by a chronic, benign skin (cutaneous) eruption consisting of raised, reddish-purple nodules on the head and extremities (called Verruga peruana). (EBI Integr8 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.…
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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).. ...
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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
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 ...
English , R. " Cat-scratch disease". Pediatr Rev . vol. 27. 2006. pp. 123-8. (An in-depth review of the clinical features of CSD, including a nice discussion of the etiology and epidemiology of the disease. Also highlights the features of atypical disease in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts.) Reynolds , MG, Holman , RC, Curns , AT, OReilly , M, McQuiston , JH, Steiner , CA. " Epidemiology of cat-scratch disease hospitalizations among children in the United States". Pediatr Infect Dis J . vol. 24. 2005. pp. 700-4. (This analysis of a national inpatient database examined the CSD-associated hospitalization rate among children for a specific year. The authors found that despite the increasing incidence of cat ownership from previous years, the overall hospitalization rate for CSD did not increase. They also found that early diagnosis by serologic testing obviated the need for unnecessary intervention.) Bass , JW, Cary Freitas , BC, Freitas , AD. "Prospective randomized double blind ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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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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B. henselae infection initiates after trauma to the skin, suggesting that adherence to host cells may be mediated by specific interactions between B. henselae surface proteins such as Pap31 and components of the host ECM such as Fn and Hep. Pap31 was previously shown to be involved in acquisition of heme and thus may be an important virulence factor for B. henselae (8, 53). Because heme receptor molecules are surface exposed, we undertook to determine if Pap31 had another virulence function as an adhesin to ECM. We have expressed and purified B. henselae Pap31 with high yield and purity and demonstrated its immunogenicity. We also demonstrated that Pap31 acts as a potential ligand for Fn and Hep, indicating its broad-range binding ability. Recognition of anti-Pap31 antibodies in rabbits or mice vaccinated with live B. henselae or purified Pap31, respectively, indicated that the protein is expressed in vivo and contributes to the humoral immune response in the host defense against B. henselae. ...
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 ...
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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
A 19-year-old healthy female presented with an abrupt deterioration of left eye vision of 1-day duration. For 10 days prior to presentation, she was suffering from dry cough; 5 days later she had intermittent fever up to 41°C with shaking chills. There was a history of contact with a cat, but she denied being scratched. On admission, physical and neurologic examinations were unremarkable. Ophthalmologic assessment disclosed visual acuity of 4/4 in the right eye and 4/60 in the left eye. She had normal anterior segments and intraocular pressures. A left afferent pupillary defect was noted. Funduscopy of the right eye showed a small white optic disk lesion in its temporal aspect with a deep retinal white lesion along the superonasal arcade (Fig. 1). The left optic disk had blurred margins with bigger white lesions in its nasal and temporal aspects with an associated localized vitreous opacity on its surface (Fig. 1). There was marked macular edema and two deep retinal white lesions along the ...
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 ...
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IIIChris Hani Baragwanth Hospital, Bertsham, South Africa. Correspondence to. Bartonella is a genus of opportunistic, Gram-negative bacilli transmitted from animals to human hosts. Bartonellae are newly emerging pathogens that can cause a variety of clinical manifestations in both immunocompromised and healthy persons.. The aims were to determine the IgG and IgM seroprevalences of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana in immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals using an immunofluorescence assay (IFA).. A total of 382 HIV-positive outpatients of the Chris Hani Baragwanth HIV-clinic, 382 retrospective residual samples from HIV-negative antenatal patients, and 42 clinically healthy volunteers were tested using a commercially available IFA kit to determine the prevalence of IgG and IgM antibodies to B. henselae and B. quintana.. The IgM and IgG seroprevalences for the HIV-positive patients were 14% (53/382) and 32% (121/382), respectively, compared to 18% for both IgM (62/342) and IgG ...
Blood culture-negative endocarditis is common in Algeria. We describe the etiology of infective endocarditis in this country. Samples from 110 cases in 108 patients were collected in Algiers. Blood cultures were performed in Algeria. Serologic and molecular analysis of valves was performed in France. Infective endocarditis was classified as definite in 77 cases and possible in 33. Causative agents were detected by blood cultures in 48 cases. All 62 blood culture-negative endocarditis cases were tested by serologic or molecular methods or both. Of these, 34 tested negative and 28 had an etiologic agent identified. A total of 18 infective endocarditis cases were caused by zoonotic and arthropodborne bacteria, including Bartonella quintana (14 cases), Brucella melitensis (2 cases), and Coxiella burnetii (2 cases). Our data underline the high prevalence of infective endocarditis caused by Bartonella quintana in northern Africa and the role of serologic and molecular tools for the diagnosis of blood ...
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 ...
The diagnostic value of the detection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM by Bartonella henselae-based indirect fluorescence assay (IFA) and enzyme-linked immunoassay (EIA) for the diagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD) was evaluated. The IFA was performed either with B. henselae that was cocultivated for a few hours with Vero cells or with noncocultivated B. henselae as the antigen. Additionally, the performance of a Bartonella PCR hybridization assay based on the 16S rRNA gene was determined and compared with those of the serologic assays. The study group consisted of 45 patients suspected of suffering from CSD by fulfilling one or more of the classical criteria. The specificities of the immunoassays were set at , or = 95% by analysis of sera from 60 healthy blood donors. It is shown that the sensitivities of the IgG assays are very low (40.9% for the IFA with noncocultivated B. henselae as antigen) and that those of the IgM assays are higher (71.4% for the EIA) for patients who fulfilled two or ...
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 ...
Background. Although the pathologic examination of cardiac valves remains the reference standard for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis, the detection of microorganisms often poses a challenge for pathologists. This can be done by use of nonspecific histochemical stains or by immunohistochemical analysis, but specific antibodies are often not available. We describe a novel method for the detection of microorganisms in valve specimens from patients with infective endocarditis. Methods. Detection of microorganisms was performed in valve specimens from patients with endocarditis caused by gram-positive cocci (25 specimens), blood culture-negative endocarditis (15 specimens: 6 cases caused by Coxiella burnetii, 5 caused by Tropheryma whipplei, and 4 caused by Bartonella species), or noninfective degenerative damage (30 specimens, used as negative controls), using the patients own serum. This technique, called "autoimmunohistochemistry," is an immunohistochemical peroxidase-based method that we ...
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 ...
Results The patient, offspring of an unrelated Caucasian couple with uneventful past medical history, presented with erythematous papular rash, biquotidian fever, night sweats and arthralgias. There was no antecedent history of foreign travel or contact with animals. Investigations showed increased inflammatory markers (ESR 86,CRP 80 [range 0-10mg/dl)], thrombocytosis, hypercalcemia and raised ALP and angiotensin converting enzyme(ACE). Quantiferon test was negative. Abdominal imaging (USS followed by MRI) showed multifocal calcified granulomas of the liver and spleen, chest radiograph showed enlarged hilar lymph nodes; ophthalmology review showed low grade panuveitis. Diffrentials included systemic JIA, small vessel vasulitides and sarcoidosis. Clinical, laboratory and imaging features pointed towards sarcoidosis. However, subsequent raised titers (IgM 1:32, IgG 1:256) against bartonella confirmed the diagnosis of B. henselae infection. She tested negative for HIV1+2 and lymphocyte subset ...
MAGUINA VARGAS, Ciro et al. Cardiovascular involvement during the acute phase of Carrion s disease or human Bartonellosis: a 20-year experience in Cayetano Heredia National Hospital. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.1, pp.30-38. ISSN 1728-5917.. Introduction: Carrion s disease is considered a re-emerging disease in Peru, and it leads to several non-infectious and infectious complications. Objectives: To assess cardiovascular complications (CC) during the acute phase of this disease. Methods: An observational study was conducted at Cayetano Heredia Hospital (HNCH) from 1987 to 2007. Adult patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Bartonellosis were included. Results: 68 patients were included (52 males, mean age 25,7 years). No one had prior cardiovascular disease. Main clinical findings were: fever (99%), hepatomegaly (79%), jaundice (74%), tachycardia (74%), tachypnea (71%), systolic murmur (68%), dyspnea (62%), hepatojugular reflux (19%) and jugular ingurgitation (15%). Sixty-four ...
Cat-scratch disease, also called bartonellosis, is by far the most common zoonotic disease associated with cats. Cat-scratch disease can occur when a person is bitten or scratched by an infected cat. Fleas may also play a role in the transmission of infection. People with cat-scratch disease usually have swollen lymph nodes, especially around the head, neck, and upper limbs. They may also experience fever, headache, sore muscles and joints, fatigue, and poor appetite. Some healthy cats are continuously or intermittently infected with cat-scratch disease bacteria. Avoiding scratches and bites, controlling fleas, and keeping cats indoors all reduce the risk of cat-scratch disease.. Fleas are the most common external parasite of cats. While fleas cannot thrive on humans, their bites can cause itching and inflammation. Fleas may also serve as vectors for cat-scratch and other zoonotic diseases. Flea-infested cats may become infected with tapeworms from fleas ingested while grooming. Children can ...
Bartonella quintana (BQ) is a gram-negative human pathogen that causes serious and potentially fatal infections, and is the leading cause of culture-negative heart valve infection in the US. BQ also causes persistent bacteremia and fatal illness in immunocompromised individuals with cancer and HIV/AIDS. BQ is transmitted to humans by the body louse; humans become infected when the BQ bacteria in the louse feces are introduced into the louse bite wound by scratching. BQ alternates between two very different niches: the bloodstream of the homeothermic mammalian reservoir (37C) and the gut of the poikilothermic arthropod vector (28C). Virtually nothing is known about the virulence factors involved in the transition between the host and arthropod vector. However, the arthropod niche is an essential part of the life cycle of BQ, and it is required for infection of humans. To surviv and proliferate, BQ bacteria must adapt rapidly during the shift between these two disparate environments. Such ...
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 ...
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 ...
Trench fever is a self-limited, louse-borne relapsing febrile disease caused by B quintana. The disease has occurred epidemically in louse-infested troops and civilians during wars and endemically in residents of scattered geographic areas (eg, Central America). An urban equivalent of trench fever has been described among the homeless. Humans acquire infection when infected lice feces enter sites of skin breakdown. Onset of symptoms is abrupt and fever lasts 3-5 days, with relapses. The patient complains of weakness and severe pain behind the eyes and typically in the back and legs. Lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and a transient maculopapular rash may appear. Subclinical infection is frequent, and a carrier state is recognized. The differential diagnosis includes other febrile, self-limited states such as dengue, leptospirosis, malaria, relapsing fever, and typhus. Treatment is generally not required since spontaneous recovery occurs regularly. ...
In this study, we demonstrate that members of the α and ε Proteobacteria, including three important human pathogens, C. jejuni, H. pylori, and Bartonella bacilliformis, possess flagellin molecules that cannot be recognized by TLR5. Their unique flagellin sequences contain amino acid differences in the TLR5 recognition site that permit TLR5 evasion, as well as compensatory mutations that preserve bacterial motility.. This study independently confirms the location of the TLR5 recognition site on flagellin. Flagellins TLR5-stimulatory activity lies predominantly in the N-terminal D1 domain, centered around amino acids 89-96, but requires additional contribution from the D2-D3 and the C-terminal D1 domain. Flagellin is a good adjuvant (e.g. see ref. 26), and this study and our previous report (3) clearly demonstrate that flagellins adjuvant activity is contained entirely within the amino acid sequence and is easily amenable to manipulation. Our studies indicate that proper folding and ...
SWISS-MODEL Repository entry for A1URA6 (GLMM_BARBK), Phosphoglucosamine mutase. Bartonella bacilliformis (strain ATCC 35685 / NCTC 12138 / KC583)
Lymphoreticulosis Symptoms. EVERYTHING, THAT YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CATSCRATCH DISEASE (lymphoreticulosis), lymphoreticulosis SYMPTOMS. EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE. http://www.biofon.ru/eng/treat/catalog/lim.shtml Extractions: Cat-scratch disease (benign lymphoreticulosis) Â- infectious disease associated with a history of scratches, bites from or close contact with a cat. The infecting agent is Bartonella henselae a tiny bacillus of familia Chlamydiae. The host and the source of infection are cats, with the infection agent being a normal part of their mouth flora. Person-to-person transmission of the disease has not been shown. The infection enters through skin wounds causing inflammation. Carried by lymph the infection reaches the nearest lymph node causing its inflammation too. Further the infection spreads with the bloodstream over the system. After convalescence the body develops persistent immunity to the disease. Treating cat-scratch disease (lymphoreticulosis). Symptoms ...
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Cat-scratch disease is an infection you can get after a cat scratches, bites, or licks you. Its caused by bacteria in cat saliva. Its usually not severe.
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Commonly abbreviated as CSD, Cat Scratch Disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae. As the name suggests, CSD is often caused by scratches and bites from cats that become infected. An indication of CSD is when the lymph nodes around the neck, heads, and sometimes the upper limbs show signs of swelling. Other symptoms of CSD may include fatigue, fever, headache, and a loss of appetite. In rare instances, complications from CSD may arise such as Parinauds oculolandular syndrome and bacillary angiomatosis. Cats do have the capacity to spread Bartonella henselae to humans. Kittens pose a greater risk than cats and pass the bacterium onto their owners more often than adult cats. At some point in their lifetimes, approximately forty percent of cats become carriers of the Bartonella henselae. Cats who are carriers display no symptoms and will not act sickly. It is impossible to tell whether or not a cat can spread the disease to their owner.. Individuals with weak ...
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
Bacillary Angiomatosis: 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.
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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.
Cat scratch disease is also known as cat scratch fever. This disease strikes people who are infected by the Bartonella henselae bacteria. In almost all cases, cat scratch disease occurs when the person was scratched or bitten by his cat. The cat itself does not catch cat scratch disease. It is just a carrier. Now, before you panic and send your cat to the pound, the National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC) estimates that 40% of all cats carry this disease at some time in their lives. Considering how many cat owners exist in the world, clearly, this disease is not very infectious or dangerous.. But how do you know whether you were infected by cat scratch disease? The first thing you want to look at is the place your cat bit or scratched you. Is the wound infected? (Note: If you cannot find the wound, then you do not have cat scratch disease.) Then you want to check your lymph nodes. Are the nodes around your head, neck and upper limbs swollen? Do you also have fever, headache, fatigue, and a ...
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Cat scratch disease, a mild flu-like infection, with swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenitis) and mild fever of short duration, due to cat scratches, especially from kittens. There is usually a little bump (a papule) which may be pus-filled (a pustule) at the site of the scratch. The infection is self-limited and usually goes away by itself in a few weeks. It can also be treated with antibiotics, but it can cause a severe inflammation called bacillary angiomatosis in patients with weakened immune systems. A cat carrying the microbe does not show symptoms and it is not necessary to get rid of it. If someone in the household is at high risk, a test to detect the infection can be done and the cat can be treated. The disease is caused by a bacterium called Rochalimaea henselae, eventually reclassified as Bartonella henselae, named for Diane Hensel, a microbiologist. The disease has also been called regional lymphadenitis. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Phenolic glycolipids of Mycobacterium bovis. T2 - New structures and synthesis of a corresponding seroreactive neoglycoprotein. AU - Chatterjee, D.. AU - Bozic, C. M.. AU - Knisley, C.. AU - Cho, S. N.. AU - Brennan, P. J.. PY - 1989/1/1. Y1 - 1989/1/1. N2 - The glycolipid that characterizes the majority of isolates of Mycobacterium bovis and that has come to be known as M. bovis-identifying lipid is the phenolic glycolipid mycoside B described in the literature by others. However, when mycoside B obtained from M. bovis BCG, field isolates, and infected tissues was examined in detail, it was shown to be different from that described in the literature in some important respects. In particular, the glycosyl substituent is 2-O-methyl-α-L-rhamnopyranose rather than 2-O-methyl-β-D-rhamnopyranose. With this information, a seroreactive neoglycoprotein (neoantigen) containing the 2-O-methyl-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl substituent suitable for the serodiagnosis of bovine tuberculosis was ...
"Bartonella spp. Infection Rate and B. grahamii in Ticks". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 18 (10): 1689-1690. doi:10.3201/ ... Bartonella: Bartonella transmission rates to humans via tick bite are not well established [11] but Bartonella is common in ... Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia and other types of bacteria, ... For an individual to acquire infection, the feeding tick must also be infected. Not all ticks are infected. In most places in ...
December 2005). "Is pyogenic granuloma associated with Bartonella infection?". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 53 (6): 1065-6. doi: ... Lee J, Lynde C (2001). "Pyogenic granuloma: pyogenic again? Association between pyogenic granuloma and Bartonella". J Cutan Med ... One study has suggested a correlation between pyogenic granulomas and Bartonella seropositivity. However, this association has ... as the cause is hormonal or traumatic and has no association with infection or pus production. Trumpeter's wart List of ...
Jacomo V, Kelly P, Raoult D (2002). "Natural history of Bartonella infections (an exception to Koch's postulate)". Clinical and ... Such infections, according to the theory, were not passed between individuals but would affect those within a locale that gave ... Or even, as may be the case, the infection remains suspended in the air itself; and when, as we breathe, we inhale the air ... Asymptomatic or subclinical infection carriers are now known to be a common feature of many infectious diseases, especially ...
Bartonella infections are also known to cause fever of unknown origin. Here are the known causes of FUO. Although most ...
Infections: HIV, bacillary peliosis (caused by genus Bartonella, bacteria responsible for cat-scratch disease which are ... "Molecular epidemiology of bartonella infections in patients with bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis". N. Engl. J. Med. 337 (26): ... and other chronic infections Malignancy: Monoclonal gammopathies (multiple myeloma and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia), Hodgkin ... "Clinical and pathological features of bacillary peliosis hepatis in association with human immunodeficiency virus infection". N ...
December 1997). "Molecular epidemiology of bartonella infections in patients with bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis". N. Engl. J ... Bacillary peliosis is a form of peliosis hepatis that has been associated with bacteria in the genus Bartonella. Koehler JE, ...
December 1997). "Molecular epidemiology of bartonella infections in patients with bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis". N. Engl. J ... If the infection is serious, then a bactericidal medication may be coupled with the antibiotics[citation needed] If a cat is ... carrying Bartonella henselae, then it may not exhibit any symptoms. Cats may be bacteremic for weeks to years, but infection is ... However, if the infection does not respond to either of these, the medication is usually changed to tetracycline. ...
2006). "Antiangiogenic effect of erythromycin: an in vitro model of Bartonella quintana infection". J Infect Dis. 193 (3): 380- ... 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 ...
Cryptic Bartonella infection may be a much larger problem than previously thought, constituting an unrecognized occupational ... Endocarditis associated with Bartonella infection has a particularly high mortality. Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome is the ... Florin TA, Zaoutis TE, Zaoutis LB (2008). "Beyond cat scratch disease: widening spectrum of Bartonella henselae infection". ... "Bartonella henselae infection in a family experiencing neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities after woodlouse hunter ...
"Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Disease, Trench Fever, and Carrión's Disease)". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2016-10-17. " ... Oroya fever or Carrion's disease is an infectious disease produced by Bartonella bacilliformis infection. It is named after ... Carrion's disease is caused by Bartonella bacilliformis. Recent investigations show that Candidatus Bartonella ancashi may ... Mortality is often thought to be due to subsequent infections due to the weakened immune symptoms and opportunistic pathogen ...
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Beyond cat scratch disease: a case report of bartonella infection mimicking vasculitic disorder. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2012;2012 ... Spinella found that one patient with bartonella henselae also had anti-cardiolipin antibodies, suggesting that bartonella may ... Chronic fatigue syndrome is debilitating illness of unknown cause that often follows an acute viral infection. According to one ... Bartonellosis is a serious chronic bacterial infection shared by both cats and humans. ...
Bartonella spp. often evade an immune response, thus antibodies may not be detected even concurrent with an infection, ... Treatment of infections caused by Bartonella species include: Some authorities recommend the use of azithromycin. Carrión's ... IFA can generally be used to confirm a diagnosis of Bartonella infection, but is limited by antibody cross-reactivity with ... It is endemic in some areas of Peru, is caused by infection with the bacterium Bartonella bacilliformis, and transmitted by ...
The study found the most prevalent infection to be Bartonella henselae, the cause of cat-scratch disease in humans, with 33.6% ... as the infection in humans can cause significant health problems, and cats who are not otherwise transmitting the infection can ... Lee, I. T.; Levy, J. K.; Gorman, S. P.; Crawford, P. C.; Slater, M. R. (2002). "Prevalence of feline leukemia virus infection ... Researchers studying 553 feral cats in Northern Florida in the United States tested them for a number of infections that could ...
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... but it has not yet been positively proved whether they are active vectors of Bartonella infections, or just carry the bacterium ... Reeves, W.K.; Nelder, M.P.; Cobb, K.D.; Dasch, G.A. (2006). "Bartonella spp. in deer keds, Lipoptena mazamae (Diptera: ... L. mazamae are known to carry several species of the Bartonella bacterium, ...
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... infections are remarkable in the wide range of symptoms they can produce. The course of the diseases (acute or ... nov., Bartonella vinsonii comb. nov., Bartonella henselae comb. nov., and Bartonella elizabethae comb. nov., and To Remove the ... People's Pharmacy Radio Podcast: Bartonella, website. *May 18. 2012 Bartonella spp. bacteremia and rheumatic symptoms in ... Homeless intravenous drug users are at high risk for Bartonella infections, particularly B. elizabethae. B. elizabethae ...
Welc-Falęciak, Renata; Grono, Krzysztof (2013). "The first cases of Bartonella bovis infection in cattle from Central Europe". ... Bartonella bovis at the Encyclopedia of Life LPSN The Western Producer article Type strain of Bartonella bovis at BacDive - the ... 2002). "Bartonella bovis Bermond et al. sp. nov. and Bartonella capreoli sp. nov., isolated from European ruminants". Int J ... Bartonella bovis is a pathogenic bacteria first isolated from European ruminants. It is small, fastidious, aerobic, oxidase- ...
Bartonella-Associated Infections - CDC Information on Bartonella - lymedisease.org Bartonella species - List of Prokaryotic ... Bartonella doshiae Bartonella grahamii Droz S, Chi B, Horn E, Steigerwalt AG, Whitney AM, Brenner DJ (1999). "Bartonella ... "Co-infection with Anaplasma platys, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella koehlerae and 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum' in a cat ... Mascarelli, Patricia E. "Bartonella henselae and B. koehlerae DNA in Birds." Qurollo, B. A.; Balakrishnan, N.; Cannon, C. Z.; ...
2007). "Bartonella quintana Lipopolysaccharide Is a Natural Antagonist of Toll-Like Receptor 4". Infection and Immunity. 75 (10 ... Jackson, Lisa A.; Spach, David H. (1996). "Emergence of Bartonella quintana Infection among Homeless Persons". Emerging ... Maurin, M; Raoult, D (1996). "Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana infections". Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 9 (3): 273-92. PMC ... B. quintana infection has subsequently been seen in every continent except Antarctica. Local infections have been associated ...
"Molecular documentation of Bartonella infection in dogs in Greece and Italy". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 47 (5): 1565-7 ... Bartonella rochalimae is a recently discovered strain of Gram-negative bacteria in the Bartonella genus, isolated by ... "Bartonella rochalimae and other Bartonella spp. in fleas, Chile". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 15 (7): 1150-2. doi:10.3201/ ... In July 2009, Bartonella rochalimae was also identified in fleas from cats and dogs from Chile. The organisms was detected by ...
Comparative Epidemiology of Bartonella Infection in Dogs and Humans. ProQuest, 2007. Bartonella capreoli at the Encyclopedia of ... 2002). "Bartonella bovis Bermond et al. sp. nov. and Bartonella capreoli sp. nov., isolated from European ruminants". Int J ... Bartonella capreoli is a pathogenic bacteria first isolated from European ruminants. It is small, fastidious, aerobic, oxidase- ... Bai, Ying; Cross, Paul C.; Malania, Lile; Kosoy, Michael (2011). "Isolation of Bartonella capreoli from elk". Veterinary ...
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... Despoina N. Maritsi,1,2 Diagoras Zarganis,2 Zoi ... Subsequently, raised titers (IgM 1 : 32, IgG 1 : 256) against Bartonella confirmed the diagnosis of B. henselae infection. She ... J. W. Bass, J. M. Vincent, and D. A. Person, "The expanding spectrum of Bartonella infections: II. Cat-scratch disease," ... An IgG IFA titer of greater than 1 : 256 is considered evidence of current or past B. henselae infection. In the presence of a ...
... quintana infections in pregnant women with concomitant HIV infection.. The approach to diagnosis of Bartonella infections in ... Bartonella antibodies might not be detectable for 6 weeks after acute infection; in contrast, by the time Bartonella infection ... Alternative Therapy for Bartonella Infections (Not for Endocarditis or CNS Infections):. *Azithromycin 500 mg PO daily (BIII), ... BA is caused by either Bartonella quintana or Bartonella henselae.1,2 Twenty-four species and three subspecies of Bartonella ...
... caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella, which may affect cats and humans as well. ... In humans, infection of the Bartonella bacterium is also known as cat scratch disease (CSD), though it may not have necessarily ... Symptoms of infection of the Bartonella bacterium include a characteristic papule at the site of the bite wound. ... The Bartonella spp bacterium is transmitted to dogs via fleas, sand flies, lice, and ticks. Herding and hunting dogs are at ...
Bartonella Infections. Christina A. Nelson. INFECTIOUS AGENT. Gram-negative bacteria in the genus Bartonella. Human illness is ... CDC website: www.cdc.gov/bartonella. BIBLIOGRAPHY. *Angelakis E, Raoult D. Pathogenicity and treatment of Bartonella infections ... PCR may also aid the diagnosis of disseminated Bartonella infections when performed by clinical laboratories using validated ... Beyond cat scratch disease: widening spectrum of Bartonella henselae infection. Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):e1413-25. ...
60 patients with Bartonella infection experience fatigue, depressed mood, pain, anxious mood, and insomnia and use Azithromycin ... Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on Bartonella infection at PatientsLikeMe. ... Doxycycline, Rifampin, L-Carnitine, and Minocycline to treat their Bartonella infection and its symptoms. ... 12 Bartonella infection patients report mild anxious mood (33%). * 9 Bartonella infection patients report no anxious mood (25%) ...
Splenorenal Manifestations of Bartonella henselae Infection in a Pediatric Patient.(Case Report, Report, Case study) by Case ... Infection+in+a...-a0515248264. *APA style: Splenorenal Manifestations of Bartonella henselae Infection in a Pediatric Patient ... consistent with presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella henselae, suggestive of current or prior infection. Bartonella henselae ... Diagnosing Bartonella henselae infection can be quite challenging, in part because many of the signs and symptoms are ...
... and several infections cause GI/nausea problems. Babesia... ... Bartonella? I looked it up on the coinfection chart, ... Curious what you associate nausea with? Babesia? Bartonella?. I looked it up on the coinfection chart, and several infections ... Nausea - treating with babesia/bartonella herbals - whats your guess for infection?. HealingWell Forum. , ... This is definitely related to babesia/bartonella herbals that we are on. We had been on a break from herbals, and when I ...
Bartonella clarridgeiae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii exposure in captive wild canids in Brazil - Volume 143 Issue ... Epidemiology and Infection 2013; 141: 54-61. 20. Diniz PP, et al. Infection of domestic dogs in Peru by zoonotic Bartonella ... Experimental infection of dogs with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii. Veterinary Immunology ... serological and molecular prevalence in Brazil and evidence of co-infection with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii ...
Experimentally induced Bartonella henselae infections followed by challenge exposure and antimicrobial therapy in cats.. ... A cat with an inapparent B henselae infection must provisionally be regarded as a possible reservoir for infection for a ... B quintana-inoculated cats did not have evidence of infection and were susceptible to B henselae challenge exposure. Antibiotic ... Long-duration, high-titer B henselae infections were highly reproducible in cats. Convalescent cats were immune to reinfection ...
... to determine the prevalence of Bartonella and Toxoplasma infections. Nine (4.3%) cats, all from Baghdad, were bacteremic with B ... This report is the first report on the prevalence of Bartonella and T. gondii among stray cats in Iraq, which allows for better ... Differences in Bartonella prevalence by location were statistically significant, because most of the seropositive cats were ... There was no association between T. gondii seropositivity and either of the two Bartonella species surveyed. ...
Bartonella spp. Infection Rate and B. grahamii in Ticks. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2012;18(10):1689-1690. doi:10.3201/ ... Concurrent infection of the central nervous system by Borrelia burgdorferi and Bartonella henselae: evidence for a novel tick- ... Bartonella spp. Infection Rate and B. grahamii in Ticks On This Page ... Seasonal changes in Bartonella spp. infection rates resulted in a higher peak in May (38/300 [12.67%]) than in the other months ...
Bartonella henselae and B. clarridgeiae were isolated from 19 (61%) of these cats. Bartonella henselae type I was isolated from ... Domestic cats represent a large reservoir of Bartonella infection in the Philippines. ... A subset of 31 of these cats also had whole blood collected to tentatively isolate Bartonella strains. ... The presence of antibodies to Bartonella was strongly associated with flea infestation. ...
Efficacy of enrofloxacin or doxycycline for treatment of Bartonella henselae or Bartonella clarridgeiae infection in cats. ... Infection and reinfection of domestic cats with various Bartonella species or types: B. henselae type I is protective against ... Experimental infection of young specific pathogen-free cats with Bartonella henselae.J. Infect. Dis.176:206-216. ... Epidemiology of Bartonella infection in domestic cats in France. Vet. Microbiol.80:185-198. ...
There were no differences in the molecular prevalence of Bartonella infections or in the specific Bartonella species detected ... To our knowledge, this study was the first to demonstrate concurrent infection with two Bartonella species or strains in the ... Comparative Epidemiology of Bartonella Infection in Dogs and Humans. by Duncan, Ashlee Walker ... Further, it appears that similar Bartonella species induce persistent blood-borne infections in humans and dogs. The current ...
Bartonella henselae infection in cats: evaluation during primary infection, treatment, and rechallenge infection. J. Clin. ... Treatment of Bartonella infections should be adapted to each clinical situation, to the infecting Bartonella species, and to ... Bartonella infection in animals: carriership, reservoir potential, pathogenicity and zoonotic potential for human infection. ... Efficacy of enrofloxacin or doxycycline for treatment of Bartonella henselae or Bartonella clarridgeiae infection in cats. ...
PCR assays targeting Bartonella spp. were used to test formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded brain tissue, patient blood specimens ... Bartonella henselae DNA was independently PCR amplified and sequenced from the girls right parietal lobe, surgically resected ... Bartonella spp. serology was performed by indirect fluorescent antibody testing and confocal laser scanning microscopy was used ... Bartonella bacteremia, potentially spanning a 12-year time frame, in conjunction with the therapeutic administration of ...
Fatal case of endocarditis associated with Bartonella henselae type I infection in a domestic cat. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41:5337- ... The role of the humoral immune response in Bartonella infections in cats is not clear (11). Differences in B. henselae antigen- ... Acute clinical disease in cats following infection with a pathogenic strain of Bartonella henselae (LSU16). Infect. Immun. 67: ... Bartonella henselae wound-associated infections suggest involvement of extracellular matrix molecules in adhesion and invasion ...
... Show full item record ... Infections caused by Bartonella species are considered an emerging zoonosis. One peculiarity of this genus of bacteria is its ... Epidemiology of Bartonella infections in dogs and moose : Animals as sentinels for human disease. ... Also, pets represent a large reservoir for human Bartonella infection because most of the species that infect them are zoonotic ...
Abundance of deer keds among different species of cervids and their infection with Bartonella spp. in Lithuania. ... Bartonella DNA was detected in both species of deer keds with high prevalence (more than 90%). Bartonella strains detected in ... Few years ago Lipoptena cervi has been confirmed as vector of some Bartonella species. This study represents abundance of deer ... Lipoptena cervi;Lipoptena fortisetosa;Cervids;Bartonella. Abstract: Deer keds from genus Lipoptena are bloodsucking ...
Bartonella henselae. When used in the appropriate clinical setting, these tests are highly specific for Bartonella infection, ... Bartonella infection accounted for 10% of cases of fever of unknown origin in this series of patients.) Zangwill , KM, Hamilton ... Beyond cat scratch disease: widening spectrum of Bartonella henselae infection". Pediatrics. vol. 121. 2008. pp. e1413-25. (A ... Bartonella henselae as a cause of prolonged fever and fever of unknown origin in children". Clin Infect Dis . vol. 26. 1998. pp ...
As diagnostic techniques improve, our knowledge of the spectrum of clinical disease resulting from infection with B … ... Bartonella henselae was discovered a quarter of a century ago as the causative agent of cat scratch disease, a clinical entity ... Beyond Cat Scratch Disease: Widening Spectrum of Bartonella Henselae Infection Todd A Florin 1 , Theoklis E Zaoutis, Lisa B ... Bartonella (Rochalimaea) Infections: Beyond Cat Scratch W Schwartzman. Annu Rev Med 47, 355-64. 1996. PMID 8712787. - Review ...
Prevalence and clinical presentation of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella and chikungunya virus infections among ... Prevalence and clinical presentation of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella and chikungunya virus infections among ...
The significance of Bartonella spp. as pathogens for animals is currently unclear. The vast majority of infections are ... Other species of Bartonella have also been linked occasionally to human illnesses, with varying levels of evidence for a ... Additional species of Bartonella are found in cats, dogs, livestock, rodents, rabbits and other wild and domesticated animals. ... Bartonella henselae, the best understood species, infects housecats and other members of the Felidae. ...
  • 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)
  • The infection caused by this microorganism, trench fever, was first documented in soldiers during World War I, but has now been seen Europe, Asia, and North Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hofmeister EKKolbert CPAbdulkarim AS et al Co-segregation of a novel Bartonella species with Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti in Peromyscus leucopus . (jamanetwork.com)
  • Then in 1982, Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, discovered the bacterium responsible for the infection: the spirochete, named after him, Borrelia burgdorferi , 5 is a cousin to the spirochete bacterium that causes syphilis . (mercola.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)
  • Pyogenic infections caused by S aureus and S pyogenes commonly have a more abupt onset of illness than does cat scratch adenitis. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • About three to 14 days after the skin is broken, a mild infection can occur at the site of the scratch or bite. (cdc.gov)
  • I have included cat scratch fever in the list of types of infections because of the number of cats people have as pets and because this infection seriously effects the lymph nodes . (lymphedemapeople.com)
  • Incidentally, there was also an article published in 1964 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating a patient came down with secondary lymphedema AFTER an infection of cat-scratch fever. (lymphedemapeople.com)
  • Infected flea droppings on the cat's fur are the source of human infections, which are spread from the cat to a person by a cat bite, scratch or lick. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Symptoms of infection of the Bartonella bacterium include a characteristic papule at the site of the bite wound. (petmd.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)
  • CSD is caused by a bacterium called Bartonella henselae . (cdc.gov)
  • Bartonella is an intracellular bacterium and responds poorly to penicillin derivatives in vivo despite susceptibility in vitro. (medscape.com)
  • Campylobacteriosis is an infection of the intestines caused by a bacterium called Campylobacter . (kingcounty.gov)
  • Domestic cats are considered reservoirs and vectors for human infections with B. henselae ( 5 , 15 , 31 , 36 ) and for B. clarridgeiae . (asm.org)
  • The currently accepted model explaining the infection cycle holds that the transmitting vectors are blood-sucking arthropods and the reservoir hosts are mammals . (wikipedia.org)
  • In Thailand, Bartonella species have been demonstrated in mammalian hosts, including rodents, cats and dogs, and in potential vectors, including fleas ( 1 - 4 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Although all bartonellae are presumed to be transmitted by arthropods, primary vectors have been identified with certainty for only five Bartonella spp. (plos.org)
  • People may acquire pet-associated zoonotic infections through bites, scratches or other direct contact of the skin or mucous membranes with animals, contact with animal saliva, urine and other body fluids or secretions, ingestion of animal fecal material, inhalation of infectious aerosols or droplets and through the bite of arthropods and other invertebrate vectors. (cmaj.ca)
  • Interferon-gamma releasing assay for tuberculosis infection was negative. (hindawi.com)
  • Using this assay, we identified Bartonella DNA in 29% and 47% of blood specimens from elk in Wyoming and cattle in the Republic of Georgia, respectively. (asm.org)
  • Infection can be confirmed by isolation of infective agent using culture methods such as peripheral blood smear, Giemsa stain and identification of bacilli, PCR, and/or indirect immunofluorescence assay ( IFA ) Footnote 11 , Footnote 17 . (canada.ca)
  • 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)
  • Incidental host infections seem to most closely resemble natural host infections when the taxonomic distance between the two hosts is small. (mountainscholar.org)
  • In the present study, we investigated bartonella infections in 893 cattle from five countries (Kenya, Thailand, Japan, Georgia, and Guatemala) and 103 water buffaloes from Thailand to compare the prevalence of the infection among different regions and different bovid hosts. (cdc.gov)
  • Isolation and characterization of Bartonella species are difficult and require special techniques. (mhmedical.com)
  • Bartonella melophagi in blood of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and sheep keds (Melophagus ovinus) from the southwestern US: Cultures, genetic characterization, and ecological connections. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Here, we describe the discovery, characterization, and optimization of a liquid growth medium for Bartonella spp. (asm.org)
  • A subset of 31 of these cats also had whole blood collected to tentatively isolate Bartonella strains. (ajtmh.org)
  • Infection with one 16S rRNA type of B. henselae appears to protect from reinfection with homologous strains of B. henselae , but not in all cases against heterologous challenge ( 34 , 35 ). (asm.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)
  • Beyond detection, genetic targets that provide sufficient sequence diversity to allow identification to the species level are required to fully understand the distribution and host specificity of various Bartonella species and allow identification of the strains associated with human illness. (asm.org)
  • Exposure to Bartonella spp. (cambridge.org)
  • To elucidate kinetics of Bartonella henselae bacteremia and IgG response, evaluate antibiotic therapy, and investigate challenge exposure in cats. (nih.gov)
  • 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)
  • Numerous factors produce early-life-induced immune dysfunction in offspring, including exposure to xenobiotics, maternal infections , and other prenatal-neonatal stressors. (personalconsult.com)
  • Bartonella infections are remarkable in the wide range of symptoms they can produce. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are several thousand peer-reviewed references demonstrating the association between infections and mental symptoms and at least 65 different microbes have been recognized as causing mental symptoms," Bransfield writes. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Symptoms of infection in people include a red blister at the inoculation site, swollen lymph nodes, malaise, fever and nausea. (rochester.edu)
  • If you develop an infection (with pus and pronounced swelling) where you were scratched or bitten by a cat or develop symptoms, including fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue, contact your physician. (lymphedemapeople.com)
  • 1999 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons Infected with HIV: Part III. (aafp.org)
  • The response to the 1995 guidelines (e.g., the many requests for reprints and observations from health-care providers) suggests that they have served as a valuable reference against which local policies regarding prevention of opportunistic infections could be compared. (cdc.gov)
  • In the United States, opportunistic infections continue to produce morbidity and mortality among the estimated 650,000-900,000 persons who are infected with HIV, especially among the estimated 200,000-250,000 persons who are severely immunosuppressed (i.e., persons who have a CD4+ T-lymphocyte count of less than 200 cells/uL) (6-10). (cdc.gov)
  • However, surveillance data indicate that the incidence of opportunistic infections has been changing in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • However, these decreases have not been observed among HIV-infected injecting-drug users, suggesting that more emphasis should be placed on providing currently recommended chemoprophylactic agents to all persons who have HIV infection and who meet appropriate criteria for prophylaxis for opportunistic infections. (cdc.gov)
  • The surveillance data also indicate that the incidence of some opportunistic infections is not decreasing among either men who have sex with men or injecting-drug users, indicating that preventive strategies need to be developed and applied to a wider spectrum of opportunistic infections. (cdc.gov)
  • This infection is most often transmitted from a tick vector but can be acquired from direct contact with infected animals such as rabbits. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • None of the nine tick pools positive for Ehrlichia phagocytophila were positive for Bartonella. (google.com)
  • For an individual to acquire infection, the feeding tick must also be infected. (wikipedia.org)
  • By 1977, the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis, also known as the deer tick) was linked to transmission of the infection. (mercola.com)
  • 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)
  • Consider using it if penicillins or other less toxic drugs are contraindicated, when clinically indicated, and in mixed infections caused by susceptible staphylococci and gram-negative organisms. (medscape.com)
  • Rats and guinea pigs are especially susceptible to Salmonella infection. (rochester.edu)