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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722567/bartonella-infection-in-hematophagous-insectivorous-and-phytophagous-bat-populations-of-central-mexico-and-the-yucatan-peninsula
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Matthew J Stuckey, Bruno B Chomel, Guillermo Galvez-Romero, José Ignacio Olave-Leyva, Cirani Obregón-Morales, Hayde Moreno-Sandoval, Nidia Aréchiga-Ceballos, Mónica Salas-Rojas, Alvaro Aguilar-Setién
Although emerging nonviral pathogens remain relatively understudied in bat populations, there is an increasing focus on identifying bat-associated bartonellae around the world. Many novel Bartonella strains have been described from both bats and their arthropod ectoparasites, including Bartonella mayotimonensis, a zoonotic agent of human endocarditis. This cross-sectional study was designed to describe novel Bartonella strains isolated from bats sampled in Mexico and evaluate factors potentially associated with infection...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707827/cat-scratch-disease-u-s-clinicians-experience-and-knowledge
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C A Nelson, A R Moore, A E Perea, P S Mead
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused primarily by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. An estimated 12,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are diagnosed with CSD annually, yet little is known regarding clinician experience with and treatment of CSD in the United States. Questions assessing clinical burden, treatment and prevention of CSD were posed to 3,011 primary care providers (family practitioners, internists, paediatricians and nurse practitioners) during 2014-2015 as part of the annual nationwide DocStyles survey...
July 14, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700390/bartonella-henselae-neuroretinitis-associated-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-choroidal-ischemia-and-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#3
Quraish Ghadiali, Larissa K Ghadiali, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
PURPOSE: We describe a healthy 37-year-old man with Bartonella henselae (B. henselae) neuroretinitis with concurrent central retinal vein occlusion and ischemic optic neuropathy resulting in optic atrophy and choroidal ischemia. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 37-year-old man presented with unilateral decreased vision and a fundus examination consistent with neuroretinitis. Further imaging review supported a concurrent diagnosis of central retinal vein occlusion...
July 11, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693313/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-outer-membrane-protein-43-omp43-deficient-bartonella-henselae
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Jun-Gu Kang, Hee-Woo Lee, Sungjin Ko, Joon-Seok Chae
Outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of gram-negative bacteria constitute the first line of defense that protects the cells against environmental stresses including chemical, biophysical, and biological attacks. Although 43-kDa outer membrane protein (OMP43) is major porin protein among the Bartonella henselae-derived OMPs, its function remains unknown. In this study, OMP43-deficient mutant B. henselae (Δomp43) was generated to investigate function of OMP43. Interestingly, Δomp43 showed a weaker proliferative ability compared to wild type (WT) of B...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691834/-cat-scratch-disease-a-neglected-zoonosis
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L Hozáková, L Rožnovský, V Janout
Cat scratch disease is a relatively rare infection that is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. This disease occurs after cat scratch or bite. The course of the disease depends on the patients immunity status. In immunocompetent patients, the disease typically runs as a lymph node syndrome. Sometimes, mild general symptoms may appear, or the course can be atypical with a more serious clinical manifestation involving various organs. In immunocompromised patients, Bartonella henselae can cause bacillary angiomatosis or peliosis with a severe course...
2017: Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673455/neorickettsia-risticii-rickettsia-sp-and-bartonella-sp-in-tadarida-brasiliensis-bats-from-buenos-aires-argentina
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Gabriel L Cicuttin, María N De Salvo, Isabel La Rosa, Federico E Gury Dohmen
Bats are potential reservoirs of many vector-borne bacterial pathogens. The aim of the present study was to detect species of Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia, Rickettsia, Borrelia and Bartonella in Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis, Molossidae) from Buenos Aires city, Argentina. Between 2012 and 2013, 61 T. brasiliensis from urban areas of Buenos Aires city were studied. The samples were molecularly screened by PCR and sequencing. Five bats (8.2%) were positive to Neorickettsia risticii, one (1...
June 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669017/bartonella-henselae-is-usually-not-viable-in-lymph-nodes-of-patients-with-cat-scratch-disease
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E Prudent, H Lepidi, G Audoly, B La Scola, P-E Fournier, S Edouard, E Angelakis, D Raoult
Bartonella henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), appears to be a common organism responsible for lymphadenitis in both adults and children. There is a very low isolation rate for B. henselae from lymph nodes of patients with CSD. Our objective was to evaluate B. henselae viability in a large series of lymph nodes from patients with CSD. From January to November 2016, we analyzed lymph node biopsy samples from patients diagnosed with CSD. We used reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to detect B...
July 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660292/bartonella-in-rodents-and-ectoparasites-in-the-canary-islands-spain-new-insights-into-host-vector-pathogen-relationships
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Estefania Abreu-Yanes, Aaron Martin-Alonso, Natalia Martin-Carrillo, Katherine Garcia Livia, Alessandro Marrero-Gagliardi, Basilio Valladares, Carlos Feliu, Pilar Foronda
Bartonella genus is comprised of several species of zoonotic relevance and rodents are reservoirs for some of these Bartonella species. As there were no data about the range of Bartonella species circulating among rodents in the Canary Islands, our main aim was to overcome this lack of knowledge by targeting both the citrate synthase (gltA) and the RNA polymerase beta subunit (rpoB) genes. A total of 181 small mammals and 154 ectoparasites were obtained in three of the Canary Islands, namely Tenerife, La Palma, and Lanzarote...
June 28, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659319/laboratory-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis
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Rachael M Liesman, Bobbi S Pritt, Joseph J Maleszewski, Robin Patel
Infective endocarditis is life-threatening; identification of the underlying etiology informs optimized individual patient management. Changing epidemiology, advances in blood culture techniques, and new diagnostics guide the application of laboratory testing for diagnosis of endocarditis. Blood cultures remain the standard test for microbial diagnosis, with directed serological testing (i.e., Q fever serology, Bartonella serology) in culture-negative cases. Histopathology and molecular diagnostics (e.g., 16S ribosomal RNA gene PCR/sequencing, Trophyerma whipplei PCR) may be applied to resected valves to aid in diagnosis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633264/rapidly-progressive-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-stenosis-due-to-bartonella-species-endocarditis
#10
Kathy Schnitzer, Zafrir Or, Shtiwi Sawaed, Erez Sharoni, Naiel Bisharat
Rapid progression of valvular stenosis in the setting of infective endocarditis is extremely rare. Here we describe a patient with Bartonella endocarditis on a bioprosthetic aortic valve that caused rapidly progressive aortic stenosis without regurgitation. At operation the bioprosthetic valve was severely fibrotic and calcified, with markedly thickened and distorted leaflets and circular partial detachment from the aortic ring. The patient underwent aortic root replacement with aortic bioprosthesis and aortic grafting with reimplantation of the coronary ostia...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628613/immunosuppressive-and-angiogenic-cytokine-profile-associated-with-bartonella-bacilliformis-infection-in-post-outbreak-and-endemic-areas-of-carrion-s-disease-in-peru
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Maria J Pons, Cláudia Gomes, Ruth Aguilar, Diana Barrios, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Joaquim Ruiz, Carlota Dobaño, Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Gemma Moncunill
Analysis of immune responses in Bartonella bacilliformis carriers are needed to understand acquisition of immunity to Carrion's disease and may allow identifying biomarkers associated with bacterial infection and disease phases. Serum samples from 144 healthy subjects from 5 villages in the North of Peru collected in 2014 were analyzed. Four villages had a Carrion's disease outbreak in 2013, and the other is a traditionally endemic area. Thirty cytokines, chemokines and growth factors were determined in sera by fluorescent bead-based quantitative suspension array technology, and analyzed in relation to available data on bacteremia quantified by RT-PCR, and IgM and IgG levels measured by ELISA against B...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624614/gene-transfer-agent-promotes-evolvability-within-the-fittest-subpopulation-of-a-bacterial-pathogen
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Maxime Québatte, Matthias Christen, Alexander Harms, Jonas Körner, Beat Christen, Christoph Dehio
The Bartonella gene transfer agent (BaGTA) is an archetypical example for domestication of a phage-derived element to permit high-frequency genetic exchange in bacterial populations. Here we used multiplexed transposon sequencing (TnSeq) and single-cell reporters to globally define the core components and transfer dynamics of BaGTA. Our systems-level analysis has identified inner- and outer-circle components of the BaGTA system, including 55 regulatory components, as well as an additional 74 and 107 components mediating donor transfer and recipient uptake functions...
June 28, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619142/drivers-of-bartonella-infection-in-micromammals-and-their-fleas-in-a-mediterranean-peri-urban-area
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Aitor Cevidanes, Laura Altet, Andrea D Chirife, Tatiana Proboste, Javier Millán
People living at the human/wildlife interface are at risk of becoming infected with Bartonella for which micromammals act as reservoir. We aimed to determine the factors related to the prevalence of Bartonella and its haplotype diversity in micromammals and in their fleas in a Mediterranean peri-urban environment. We analyzed 511 micromammals, chiefly 407 wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus), captured into Barcelona metropolitan area (Spain) in spring and autumn from 2011 to 2013 in two natural and two adjacent residential areas, their fleas (grouped in 218 monospecific pools) and 29 fetuses from six Bartonella-positive female wood mice...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588842/neurological-and-immunological-dysfunction-in-two-patients-with-bartonella-henselae-bacteremia
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David L Kaufman, Andreas M Kogelnik, Robert B Mozayeni, Natalie A Cherry, Edward B Breitschwerdt
Recently, BAPGM enrichment culture has documented Bartonella bacteremia in previously healthy, "nonimmunocompromised" patients following arthropod exposures. Neurobartonellosis should be among the differential diagnoses for patients with persistent or recurrent neurological symptoms of undetermined etiology. Microbiological and immunological testing should be concurrently pursued to determine whether defective immune function accompanies Bartonella bacteremia.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558145/prevalence-of-vector-borne-pathogens-in-southern-california-dogs-with-clinical-and-laboratory-abnormalities-consistent-with-immune-mediated-disease
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L Kidd, B Qurollo, M Lappin, K Richter, J R Hart, S Hill, C Osmond, E B Breitschwerdt
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the prevalence of vector-borne pathogens in southern California dogs are limited. Occult infections might be misdiagnosed as idiopathic immune-mediated disease. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine the prevalence of vector-borne pathogens in southern California dogs with compatible clinical findings using PCR and serologic panels and (2) to determine whether testing convalescent samples and repeating PCR on acute samples using the same and different gene targets enhance detection...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541836/description-of-candidatus-bartonella-fadhilae-n-sp-and-candidatus-bartonella-sanaae-n-sp-bartonellaceae-from-dipodillus-dasyurus-and-sekeetamys-calurus-gerbillinae-from-the-sinai-massif-egypt
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Mohammed Alsarraf, Eman M E Mohallal, Ewa J Mierzejewska, Jolanta Behnke-Borowczyk, Renata Welc-Falęciak, Małgorzata Bednarska, Lukasz Dziewit, Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert, Jerzy M Behnke, Anna Bajer
Bartonella spp. are parasites of mammalian erythrocytes and endothelial cells, transmitted by blood-feeding arthropod ectoparasites. Different species of rodents may constitute the main hosts of Bartonella, including several zoonotic species of Bartonella. The aim of this study was to identify and compare Bartonella species and genotypes isolated from rodent hosts from the South Sinai, Egypt. Prevalence of Bartonella infection was assessed in rodents (837 Acomys dimidiatus, 73 Acomys russatus, 111 Dipodillus dasyurus, and 65 Sekeetamys calurus) trapped in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 in four dry montane wadis around St...
July 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539197/candidatus-neoehrlichia-mikurensis-and-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-detected-in-the-blood-of-norwegian-patients-with-erythema-migrans
#17
H Quarsten, A Grankvist, L Høyvoll, I B Myre, T Skarpaas, V Kjelland, C Wenneras, S Noraas
The most common tick-borne human disease in Norway is Lyme borreliosis. Ticks in Norway also harbour less known disease-causing agents such as Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, Borrelia miyamotoi and Rickettsia helvetica. However, human infections caused by these pathogens have never been described in Norway. The main aims of the study were to evaluate the contribution of several tick-borne bacterial agents, other than Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, to zoonotic diseases in Norway and to determine their clinical pictures...
August 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534089/comparison-of-microbiomes-between-red-poultry-mite-populations-dermanyssus-gallinae-predominance-of-bartonella-like-bacteria
#18
Jan Hubert, Tomas Erban, Jan Kopecky, Bruno Sopko, Marta Nesvorna, Martina Lichovnikova, Sabine Schicht, Christina Strube, Olivier Sparagano
Blood feeding red poultry mites (RPM) serve as vectors of pathogenic bacteria and viruses among vertebrate hosts including wild birds, poultry hens, mammals, and humans. The microbiome of RPM has not yet been studied by high-throughput sequencing. RPM eggs, larvae, and engorged adult/nymph samples obtained in four poultry houses in Czechia were used for microbiome analyses by Illumina amplicon sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene V4 region. A laboratory RPM population was used as positive control for transcriptome analysis by pyrosequencing with identification of sequences originating from bacteria...
May 22, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526098/first-description-of-bartonella-koehlerae-infection-in-a-spanish-dog-with-infective-endocarditis
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María-Dolores Tabar, Laura Altet, Ricardo G Maggi, Jaume Altimira, Xavier Roura
BACKGROUND: Bartonella koehlerae has been recently described as a new cat- and cat fleas-associated agent of culture-negative human endocarditis. It has been also encountered in one dog from Israel and six dogs from the USA, but other clinically relevant reports involving this bacterium are lacking. RESULTS: A 7-year-old intact male mixed dog presented with clinico-pathological signs consistent with mitral endocarditis and cutaneous hemangiosarcoma. Molecular studies revealed the presence of Bartonella koehlerae DNA in samples from blood and mitral valve tissue...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504633/-tick-borne-infections-in-denmark
#20
Bo Bødker Jensen, Lukas Frans Ocias, Nanna Skaarup Andersen, Ram Benny Dessau, Karen Angeliki Krogfelt, Sigurdur Skarphedinsson
The castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus, is common in woodlands in most of Denmark. Besides Borrelia burgdorferi, it can harbour a number of pathogenic microorganisms such as tick-borne encephalitis virus, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia helvetica, Francisella tularensis, Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, Bartonella spp., Borrelia miyamotoi and Babesia spp. These tick-borne infections should be a differential diagnostic consideration during the tick season in Denmark. We review the distribution, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of these microorganisms...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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