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Bartonella

 [bahr″to-nel´ah]
a genus of bacteria of the family Bartonellaceae, made up of gram-negative cells in chains; it includes B. bacillifor´mis, the etiologic agent of bartonellosis (carrión's disease), and B. hen´selae, the etiologic agent of cat-scratch disease.

Bartonella

(bar'tō-nel'ă),
A genus of bacteria found in humans and in arthropod vectors; grows slowly in artificial media and may be recovered from blood cultures from infected patients; may be seen intracellularly in tissues and erythrocytes. Bartonella is a minute, gram-negative, coccobacillary organism, which may appear curved; it can cause an indolent, poorly defined, progressive disease in immunocompromised patients, including those with HIV infections.
[A. L. Barton]

Bar·to·nel·la

(bahr-tō-nel'ă)
A genus of bacteria closely resembling Rickettsia in staining properties, morphology, and mode of transmission between hosts. Organisms usually reside extracellularly in arthropod hosts and intracellularly in mammalian hosts.
[A. L. Barton]

Barton,

Alberto Leopaldo, Peruvian physician, 1871-1950.
Bartonella - bacterium transmitted by Andean sandflies, causing bartonellosis.
bartonellosis - infection with Bartonella bacilliformis causing acute febrile illness followed by benign skin eruptions.

Bar·to·nel·la

(bahr-tō-nel'ă)
A genus of bacteria found in humans and in arthropod vectors; grows slowly in artificial media and may be recovered from blood cultures from infected patients; a minute, gram-negative, coccobacillary organism; can cause an indolent, poorly defined, progressive disease in immunocompromised patients, including those with HIV infections.
[A. L. Barton]
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Kornreich says that 25 to 40 percent of cats have Bartonella henselae, but diagnosis in cats is difficult and usually not necessary because most cats display no signs.
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a systemic condition caused by the gram-negative zoonotic bacillus Bartonella henselae.
About 40 percent of all cats carry Bartonella henselae at some point in their lives, particularly stray cats because the bacteria can only fester in cats with fleas.
A study in South Africa (SA), conducted between 2007 and 2009, revealed a high PCR prevalence of Bartonella DNA in blood specimens: 22.5% (n = 382) in HIV-infected patients, 9.5% (n = 42) in healthy volunteers, 23.5% (n = 98) in domestic cats, 9% (n = 179) in domestic dogs, and 25% (n = 124) in rodent samples.
On hospital day 3, the Bartonella henselae IgG was positive at >1:1024, consistent with presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella henselae, suggestive of current or prior infection.
Extracted DNA was then used as a template for Bartonella spp.
Additionally, Bartonella serology, FTA-AB and tick borne serology was performed.
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