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

the etiological agent of cat-scratch fever. Feline infection results in chronic asymptomatic bacteremia, which may last up to 17 months. Approximately 40% of cats are infected with the organism. Most human infections occur between September and February and follow a cat bite or scratch.

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.


a genus of gram-negative, coccoid or rod-shaped bacteria in the family Bartonellaceae. B. bacilliformis is the cause of Oroya fever or Carrión's disease in humans and occasionally dogs, in South America.

Bartonella henselae
causes cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and endocarditis in humans.
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Tedaviye ragmen agrili lenfadenopatisi devam eden hastadan oyku olmamasina ragmen kedi tirmigi hastaligi acisindan yollanan Bartonella henselae fitresi 1/1024 titrede pozitif bulundu ve hasta 13 gun yatirildiktan sonra 10 gun sureyle oral azitromisin (10 mg/kg/gun ilk gun, ardindan 5 mg/kg/gun dozunda) tedavisi baslanarak taburcu edildi.
It showed elevated Bartonella henselae IgM and IgG (1:100 and 1:320 respectively).
Genomic variation of Bartonella henselae strains detected in lymph nodes of patients with cat scratch disease.
Diagnosis of cat scratch disease with detection of Bartonella henselae by PCR: a study of patients with lymph node enlargement.
Previous infectious complications included Epstein-Barr virus-associated chronic active hepatitis treated with azathioprine and corticosteroids, disseminated Bartonella henselae, and granulomatous Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae as potential causes of proliferative vascular diseases in animals.
for evaluation of IgM and IgG levels for Bartonella henselae.
Serologic tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Epstein-Barr virus, human immuno-deficiency virus, Leptospira species, Mycoplasma species, parvovirus B19, Rickettsia rickettsii, Bartonella henselae, and cytomegalovirus were negative.
Aerobic and anaerobic cultures on blood, peritoneal fluid, sputum, and urine were negative, including blood cultures held for 21 days to recover Bartonella henselae.
18]FDG-PET/CT for diagnosis of Bartonella henselae infectious endocarditis in a patient with a prosthetic valve.