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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322716/bartonella-associated-transverse-myelitis
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Parham Sendi, Cedric Hirzel, Andreas Bloch, Urs Fischer, Natalie Jeannet, Livia Berlinger, Heinz Krestel
Each year in the United States, 500 patients are hospitalized for cat-scratch disease, caused by Bartonella henselae infection. We report a case of rare but serious neurologic B. henselae infection. When typical features of cat-scratch disease occur with neurologic findings, Bartonella infection should be suspected and diagnostic testing should be performed.
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285597/prevalence-study-and-risk-factor-analysis-of-selected-bacterial-protozoal-and-viral-including-vector-borne-pathogens-in-cats-from-cyprus
#2
Charalampos Attipa, Kostas Papasouliotis, Laia Solano-Gallego, Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Elpida Sarvani, Toby G Knowles, Sena Mengi, David Morris, Chris Helps, Séverine Tasker
BACKGROUND: Feline infectious agent studies are lacking in Cyprus. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and risk factors for various feline infectious agents, including feline vector-borne pathogens (FVBP), in cats from Cyprus. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive, multicentre study was performed on 174 feline samples [138 owned and 36 shelter-feral, including both healthy (43) and non-healthy (131), cats] from private veterinary clinics from all six districts of Cyprus...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285590/molecular-detection-of-hepatozoon-spp-and-cytauxzoon-sp-in-domestic-and-stray-cats-from-madrid-spain
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David Díaz-Regañón, Alejandra Villaescusa, Tania Ayllón, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco, Gad Baneth, Lydia Calleja-Bueno, Mercedes García-Sancho, Beatriz Agulla, Ángel Sainz
BACKGROUND: Different species of apicomplexan protozoans of the genera Hepatozoon and Cytauxzoon can infect domestic cats, but their epidemiology and clinical relevance are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the molecular prevalence of Hepatozoon spp. and Cytauxzoon spp. and to identify associated risk factors and clinical and laboratory abnormalities in a population of cats from Madrid, Spain. METHODS: Six hundred and forty-four client-owned and stray cats from Madrid, Spain, were included in this study...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285589/molecular-detection-of-bartonella-henselae-in-11-ixodes-ricinus-ticks-extracted-from-a-single-cat
#4
Yvonne Regier, Wibke Ballhorn, Volkhard A J Kempf
BACKGROUND: Bartonella henselae is a highly prevalent, vector-borne pathogen. Transmission to humans and animals by ticks is discussed controversially. Here, we present a case report, where eleven Ixodes ricinus ticks all harbouring B. henselae DNA were removed from one single cat. RESULTS: The first feeding tick was tested positive for B. henselae DNA. The cat was also found to be seropositive for anti-B. henselae IgG antibodies (titer 1:640). Bartonella henselae was not cultivatable from cat blood...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263407/bartonella-henselae-in-canine-cavitary-effusions-prevalence-identification-and-clinical-associations
#5
Amy L Weeden, Natalie A Cherry, Edward B Breitschwerdt, Avery G Cheves, Heather L Wamsley
BACKGROUND: Previous reports suggest an association between Bartonella infection and effusions in dogs and human beings. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of Bartonella infection in canine effusions and to investigate historic and clinical parameters predictive of Bartonella in dogs with effusions. METHODS: Canine cavitary effusions submitted for analysis and, if available, paired EDTA blood, were screened for Bartonella infection using the Bartonella α-proteobacteria growth medium enrichment culture/PCR diagnostic platform (Bartonella enrichment PCR or ePCR) at Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc...
March 6, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256443/cat-scratch-disease-during-etanercept-therapy-in-a-rheumatoid-arthritis-patient
#6
Alberto O Orden, Norma N Nardi, Alicia B Vilaseca, Ana C Colombini, Nora G Barrios, Anahí Vijnovich Barón
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an infectious disorder caused by Bartonella henselae and characterized by fever and granulomatous lymphadenopathy. Immunosuppression is a risk factor for the development of atypical forms of the disease. We report the case of a 52-year-old woman who presented with fever and bilateral inguinal lymph node enlargement. She did not have apparent contact with animals. The patient was receiving etanercept therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Lymph node biopsy demonstrated granulomatous lymphadenitis...
February 27, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249707/bartonella-species-pathogenic-for-humans-infect-pets-free-ranging-wild-mammals-and-their-ectoparasites-in-the-caatinga-biome-northeastern-brazil-a-serological-and-molecular-study
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Mariana Campos Fontalvo, Alexsandra Rodrigues de Mendonça Favacho, Andreina de Carvalho Araujo, Naylla Mayana Dos Santos, Glauber Meneses Barboza de Oliveira, Daniel Moura Aguiar, Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos, Mauricio Claudio Horta
This study verified the occurrence of Bartonella spp. in dogs, cats, wild mammals and their ectoparasites in Petrolina and Lagoa Grande Counties, Pernambuco, located in a semi-arid region in Northeastern Brazil. Anti-Bartonella spp. antibodies were detected by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) in 24.8% of dogs (27/109) and in 15% of cats (6/40). Bartonella sp. DNA was identified by PCR performed on DNA extracted from blood and ectoparasites using primers targeting Bartonella sp. gltA and ribC genes in 100% (9/9) of Pulex irritans from Cerdocyon thous, 57...
February 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209111/prolonged-course-of-hepatic-granulomatous-disease-due-to-bartonella-henselae-infection
#8
S De Keukeleire, J Geldof, F De Clerck, S Vandecasteele, M Reynders, M Orlent
Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is an emerging zoonosis caused by Bartonella henselae. The disease is usually self-limiting and typically presents in about 90% of all cases as a subacute regional lymphadenopathy. We present a case report of an unusual CSD presentation, persistent hepatic granulomatous disease due to Bartonella henselae infection despite combination therapy with doxycycline and rifampicin. Furthermore, a review of literature was conducted. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2016, 79, 497-499).
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199763/disseminated-cat-scratch-disease-presenting-as-nausea-diarrhea-and-weight-loss-without-fever-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient
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Annukka A R Antar, Amit Goyal, Karly Murphy, Matthew Schimmel, Nisha A Gilotra, Isabella Martin, Genevieve Marie Crane, Christopher Sciortino, Robin K Avery, Brian A Houston
We report the case of an afebrile 59-year-old heart transplant recipient presenting with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and diffuse lymphadenopathy. Lymph node biopsies revealed non-caseating granulomatous inflammation. Cat-scratch disease was confirmed by serologic studies, Warthin-Starry staining, and polymerase chain reaction testing of lymph node tissue. The patient's symptoms resolved with 3 months of doxycycline. We review clinical presentations of Bartonella henselae infection in and review diagnostic approaches for B...
February 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182175/diverse-clinical-signs-of-ocular-involvement-in-cat-scratch-disease
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Merih Oray, Sumru Önal, Aylin Koç Akbay, İlknur Tuğal Tutkun
OBJECTIVES: To describe ocular manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of cat scratch disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical records of patients with ocular cat scratch disease were reviewed. RESULTS: Thirteen eyes of 10 patients (7 female, 3 male) with a mean age of 26.9±18.5 years were included. Nine patients had a history of cat contact and had systemic symptoms associated with cat scratch disease 2-90 days prior to the ocular symptoms...
January 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165916/acute-and-late-bartonella-henselae-murine-model-infection
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Marilene Neves da Silva, Gislaine Vieira-Damiani, Marna Elise Ericson, Kalpna Gupta, Amanda Roberta de Almeida, Marina Rovani Drummond, Tania Cristina Benetti Soares, Bruno Grosselli Lania, Rovilson Gilioli, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho
Bartonella spp. are fastidious gram-negative neglected bacilli with worldwide distribution. They are able to cause intraerythrocytic and potentially fatal infection. Cats and dogs are reservoirs of some species of these agents. Blood-sucking arthropods are potential vectors. Our aim was to evaluate the blood, skin, liver, and spleen in BALB/c mice by using molecular tests and confocal microscopy to demonstrate Bartonella henselae infection in the bloodstream and organs after 4 and 21 days of intraperitoneally injected bacterial suspension...
March 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150014/dynamics-of-co-infection-with-bartonella-henselae-genotypes-i-and-ii-in-naturally-infected-cats-implications-for-feline-vaccine-development
#12
Camille Huwyler, Nadja Heiniger, Bruno B Chomel, Minsoo Kim, Rickie W Kasten, Jane E Koehler
Bartonella henselae is an emerging bacterial pathogen causing cat-scratch disease and potentially fatal bacillary angiomatosis in humans. Bacteremic cats constitute a large reservoir for human infection. Although feline vaccination is a potential strategy to prevent human infection, selection of appropriate B. henselae strains is critical for successful vaccine development. Two distinct genotypes of B. henselae (type I, type II) have been identified and are known to co-infect the feline host, but very little is known about the interaction of these two genotypes during co-infection in vivo...
February 2, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141857/intestinal-parasites-and-vector-borne-pathogens-in-stray-and-free-roaming-cats-living-in-continental-and-insular-greece
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Anastasia Diakou, Angela Di Cesare, Paolo Matteo Accettura, Luciano Barros, Raffaella Iorio, Barbara Paoletti, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Lénaïg Halos, Frederic Beugnet, Donato Traversa
This survey investigated the distribution of various intestinal parasites and vector-borne pathogens in stray and free-roaming cats living in four regions of Greece. A total number of one hundred and fifty cats living in three Islands (Crete, Mykonos and Skopelos) and in Athens municipality was established as a realistic aim to be accomplished in the study areas. All cats were examined with different microscopic, serological and molecular assays aiming at evaluating the occurrence of intestinal parasites, and exposure to or presence of vector-borne infections...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130406/prevalence-of-bartonella-species-infections-in-cats-in-southern-germany
#14
M Bergmann, T Englert, B Stuetzer, J R Hawley, M R Lappin, K Hartmann
Bartonella species are zoonotic pathogens, and infections in cats are common. However, prevalence in cats in Southern Germany is still unknown. Therefore, prevalence of Bartonella species DNA in blood of 479 Southern German cats was determined using a previously published conventional PCR targeting a fragment of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region. Associations between Bartonella bacteraemia, housing conditions, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) status, including progressive, regressive and abortive FeLV infection, were evaluated using Fisher's exact test...
January 27, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099606/bacillary-angiomatosis-with-bone-invasion
#15
Lucia Martins Diniz, Karina Bittencourt Medeiros, Luana Gomes Landeiro, Elton Almeida Lucas
Bacillary angiomatosis is an infection determined by Bartonella henselae and B. quintana, rare and prevalent in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We describe a case of a patient with AIDS and TCD4+ cells equal to 9/mm3, showing reddish-violet papular and nodular lesions, disseminated over the skin, most on the back of the right hand and third finger, with osteolysis of the distal phalanx observed by radiography. The findings of vascular proliferation with presence of bacilli, on the histopathological examination of the skin and bone lesions, led to the diagnosis of bacillary angiomatosis...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029424/the-utility-of-a-country-specific-bartonella-henselae-antigen-in-an-igm-indirect-fluorescent-antibody-assay-for-the-improved-diagnosis-of-cat-scratch-disease
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Hidehiro Tsuneoka, Masashi Yanagihara, Ayano Tanimoto, Nobuko Tokuda, Ken-Ichiro Otsuyama, Junzo Nojima, Kiyoshi Ichihara
Bartonella henselae strains genetically differ among nations. The utility of Japanese-specific YH-01 strain was investigated in developing indirect fluorescence antibody assay (IFA) for IgM in comparison with conventional IFA employing Houston-1 strain by testing 100 Japanese patients suspected of cat scratch disease. The country-specific IFA greatly improved the accuracy of diagnosis.
October 11, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028681/culture-pcr-dna-sequencing-and-second-harmonic-generation-shg-visualization-of-bartonella-henselae-from-a-surgically-excised-human-femoral-head
#17
M Ericson, N Balakrishnan, B R Mozayeni, C W Woods, J Dencklau, S Kelly, E B Breitschwerdt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027277/multi-organ-involvement-confounding-the-diagnosis-of-bartonella-henselae-infective-endocarditis-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Christopher P Ouellette, Sarita Joshi, Karen Texter, Preeti Jaggi
Two children with congenital heart disease status-post surgical correction presented with prolonged constitutional symptoms, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. Concern for malignancy prompted bone marrow biopsies that were without evidence thereof. In case #1, echocardiography identified a multilobulated vegetation on the conduit valve. In case #2, transthoracic, transesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography were performed and were without evidence of cardiac vegetations, however pulmonic emboli raised concern for infective endocarditis...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955752/seronegative-disseminated-bartonella-spp-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Claudia Weilg, Olguita Del Aguila, Fernando Mazulis, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Carlos Alva-Urcia, Rosario Cerpa-Polar, Erick Mattos-Villena, Juana Del Valle Mendoza
An 11 year old, hispanic girl with a history of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia was admitted to the hospital for symptoms compatible with Bartonella henselae infection. The first molecularly diagnosed case of disseminated Bartonella henselae infection was reported in an immunocompromised patient in Lima, Peru. The analysis was confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction and automated sequencing of a liver biopsy sample, even though the serologic tests were negative. In conclusion, Bartonella spp. infection should have a particular diagnostic consideration in immunocompromised patients with fever of unknown origin and further investigation regarding the patient's past exposures with cats should also be elicited...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938417/prevalence-hematological-findings-and-genetic-diversity-of-bartonella-spp-in-domestic-cats-from-valdivia-southern-chile
#20
Ananda Müller, Romina Walker, Pedro Bittencourt, Rosangela Zacarias Machado, Jyan Lucas Benevenute, Renan Bressiani DO Amaral, Luiz Ricardo Gonçalves, Marcos Rogério André
The present study determined the prevalence, hematological findings and genetic diversity of Bartonella spp. in domestic cats from Valdivia, Southern Chile. A complete blood count and nuoG gene real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) for Bartonella spp. were performed in 370 blood samples from cats in Valdivia, Southern Chile. nuoG qPCR-positive samples were submitted to conventional PCR for the gltA gene and sequencing for species differentiation and phylogenetic analysis. Alignment of gltA gene was used to calculate the nucleotide diversity, polymorphic level, number of variable sites and average number of nucleotide differences...
December 12, 2016: Parasitology
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