Bartonella henselae


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Bar·ton·el·la hen·sel·ae

a bacterial species that causes catscratch disease (q.v.) in people with normal immunity and bacillary angiomatosis in people with AIDS.
See also: catscratch disease.

Bartonella henselae

Rochalimaea henselae Infectious disease A slender, fastidious coccobacillary bacterium of the normal flora of cats associated with bacteremia, endocarditis, cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis; it may affect HIV-infected and immunocompetent Pts, causing persistent or relapsing fever; B henselae and B quintana have been linked to bacillary angiomatosis. See Bacillary angiomatosis.

Bar·to·nel·la hen·se·lae

(bahr-tō-nel'ă hen'sĕ-lē)
A species formerly classified as a riskettsialike organism in the genus Rochalimaea; causes bacillary angiomatosis, particularly in immunocompromised people, and a form of catscratch disease.
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Serological cross-reactions between Bartonella quintana, Bartonella henselae, and Coxiella burnetii.
Detection of bartonella henselae DNA by polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease: a case report.
We present a case of culture-negative endocarditis and acute kidney injury due to glomerulonephritis, due to Bartonella henselae cardiac valve infection.
Only about Bartonella henselae bone infections in immunocompetent pediatric populations (<18 years old) were considered.
The cut off value was 1: 12 for Ig M and 1: 64 for Ig G using a commercial kit to detect Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana (Vircell IFA Bartonella, Paraque Tecnologico, Granada, Spain).
About 40 percent of all cats carry Bartonella henselae at some point in their lives, particularly stray cats&nbsp;because the bacteria can only fester in cats with fleas.
High rate of Bartonella henselae infection in HIV-positive outpatients in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Balady et al., "Bartonella henselae endocarditis in an immunocompetent adult," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
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.
Cat Scratch Disease: This is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella Henselae. This is rarely a problem in people with a healthy immune system; it is most often seen in immunocompromised people.
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is caused by Bartonella henselae a hemotropic bacterium that infects human, domestic and wild mammals.
Literature review shows that the ocular manifestations of Bartonella henselae are broad, leading to many missed diagnoses.