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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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Thus, individuals working or living with animals, or those with high exposure to fleas, ticks, lice, and biting flies are at high risk of acquiring the Bartonella infection.
Diagnosis may easily be missed because of the afebrile, insidious nature of this disease and the apparent lack of traditional risk factors for Bartonella infections.
Factors associated with the rapid emergence of zoonotic Bartonella infections. Vet Res.
Factors associated with rapid emergence of zoonotic Bartonella infections. Vet Res 2005; 36: 383-410.
Bartonella infection in animals: carriership, reservoir potential, pathogenicity, and zoonotic potential for human infection.
Epidemiological studies of Bartonella infection in Brazil suggests high seroprevalence but the clinical implications are not widely known [11,12].
Pathogenicity and treatment of Bartonella infections. Int J Antimicrob Agents.
(11) Cats and dogs exposed to arthropod vectors and that live in close proximity with people put humans at increased risk for acquiring Bartonella infections. The concentration of Bartonella in the blood of an infected cat may be as high as a million times that of an infected human.
Identification of Bartonella infections in febrile human patients from Thailand and their potential animal reservoirs.
There are people for whom Lyme or bartonella infections seem to really go to the gut, and perhaps in those people the oral antibiotics are a good choice.
are present in ticks, and we have previously reported Bartonella infections following tick bites, such as SENLAT (scalp eschar and neck lymphadenopathy after tick bite [40]).