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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099606/bacillary-angiomatosis-with-bone-invasion
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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/28095503/detection-of-a-potential-new-bartonella-species-candidatus-bartonella-rondoniensis-in-human-biting-kissing-bugs-reduviidae-triatominae
#2
Maureen Laroche, Jean-Michel Berenger, Oleg Mediannikov, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola
BACKGROUND: Among the Reduviidae family, triatomines are giant blood-sucking bugs. They are well known in Central and South America where they transmit Trypanosoma cruzi to mammals, including humans, through their feces. This parasitic protozoan is the causative agent of Chagas disease, a major public health issue in endemic areas. Because of the medical and economic impact of Chagas disease, the presence of other arthropod-borne pathogens in triatomines was rarely investigated. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, seven triatomines species involved in the transmission of T...
January 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081122/novel-bartonella-species-in-insectivorous-bats-northern-china
#3
Hui-Ju Han, Hong-Ling Wen, Li Zhao, Jian-Wei Liu, Li-Mei Luo, Chuan-Min Zhou, Xiang-Rong Qin, Ye-Lei Zhu, Xue-Xing Zheng, Xue-Jie Yu
Bartonella species are emerging human pathogens. Bats are known to carry diverse Bartonella species, some of which are capable of infecting humans. However, as the second largest mammalian group by a number of species, the role of bats as the reservoirs of Bartonella species is not fully explored, in term of their species diversity and worldwide distribution. China, especially Northern China, harbors a number of endemic insectivorous bat species; however, to our knowledge, there are not yet studies about Bartonella in bats in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077317/zoonotic-pathogens-in-atlantic-forest-wild-rodents-in-brazil-bartonella-and-coxiella-infections
#4
Tatiana Rozental, Michelle Santos Ferreira, Alexandro Guterres, Maria Angélica Mares-Guia, Bernardo R Teixeira, Jonathan Gonçalves, Cibele Rodrigues Bonvicino, Paulo Sergio D'Andrea, Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos
Zoonotic pathogens comprise a significant and increasing fraction of all emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases that plague humans. Identifying host species is one of the keys to controlling emerging infectious diseases. From March 2007 until April 2012, we collected a total of 131 wild rodents in eight municipalities of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We investigated these rodents for infection with Coxiella burnetii, Bartonella spp. and Rickettsia spp. In total, 22.1% (29/131) of the rodents were infected by at least one pathogen; co-infection was detected in 1...
January 8, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055575/guidelines-for-the-isolation-molecular-detection-and-characterization-of-bartonella-species
#5
Ricardo Gutiérrez, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Jean-Philippe Buffet, Shimon Harrus
Bartonellae are fastidious, facultative, intracellular vector-borne bacteria distributed among mammalian reservoirs worldwide. The pathogenic potential of many Bartonella spp. has increased the interest in these bacteria and advanced their research. Isolation of Bartonella spp. is laborious using classical bacteriological methods and requires specific conditions and prolonged incubation periods. In contrast, molecular methods for detection of Bartonella DNA are considered as more practical and sensitive than the former...
January 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035113/serological-surveillance-of-vector-borne-and-zoonotic-diseases-among-hunters-in-eastern-poland
#6
Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Dorota Plewik, Aleksander J Michalski, Marcin Kołodziej, Alicja Mełgieś, Anna Pańczuk, Henryk Konon, Marcin Niemcewicz
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Many etiological agents of zoonoses are considered as significant biological hazard to people visiting forested areas frequently, for instance, hunters. They may be exposed to ticks, rodents, and birds as well as excreta/secretions of wild animals or contaminated water and soil. Hence, this population is at risk of contracting infection with pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia spp., tick-borne encephalitis virus, Bartonella spp...
October 2016: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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/27986822/the-excreted-microbiota-of-bats-evidence-of-niche-specialization-based-on-multiple-body-habitats
#10
Muriel Dietrich, Teresa Kearney, Ernest C J Seamark, Wanda Markotter
Animal-associated microbiotas form complex communities, which play crucial functions for their host, including susceptibility to infections. Despite increasing attention to bats as reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens, their microbiota is poorly documented, especially for samples potentially implicated in pathogen transmission such as urine and saliva. Here, using low-biomass individual samples, we examined the composition and structure of bacterial communities excreted by insectivorous bats, focusing on three body habitats (saliva, urine and faeces)...
December 15, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986546/molecular-epidemiological-survey-of-bacterial-and-parasitic-pathogens-in-hard-ticks-from-eastern-china
#11
Xiang-Ye Liu, Xiang-Yao Gong, Chen Zheng, Qi-Yuan Song, Ting Chen, Jing Wang, Jie Zheng, Hong-Kuan Deng, Kui-Yang Zheng
Ticks are able to transmit various pathogens-viruses, bacteria, and parasites-to their host during feeding. Several molecular epidemiological surveys have been performed to evaluate the risk of tick-borne pathogens in China, but little is known about pathogens circulating in ticks from eastern China. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the presence of bacteria and parasites in ticks collected from Xuzhou, a 11258km(2) region in eastern China. In the present study, ticks were collected from domestic goats and grasses in urban districts of Xuzhou region from June 2015 to July 2016...
December 13, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978844/detection-of-mycoplasma-haemocanis-mycoplasma-haematoparvum-mycoplasma-suis-and-other-vector-borne-pathogens-in-dogs-from-c%C3%A3-rdoba-and-santa-f%C3%A3-argentina
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Patricia E Mascarelli, Gustavo P Tartara, Norma B Pereyra, Ricardo G Maggi
BACKGROUND: In Argentina, only very few reports are available for canine tick-borne diseases where most are related to parasitic diseases. The objective of this survey was to investigate the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in 70 dogs from Santa Fé and Córdoba, Argentina. METHODS: Microscopic blood smear examination as well as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification using species-specific markers of Anaplasma, Babesia, Bartonella, Borrelia, Ehrlichia, Francisella, Mycoplasma (hemotropic group) and Rickettsia, followed by DNA sequencing were used to establish the prevalence of each infecting pathogen...
December 15, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976703/the-genome-of-rhizobiales-bacteria-in-predatory-ants-reveals-urease-gene-functions-but-no-genes-for-nitrogen-fixation
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Minna-Maria Neuvonen, Daniel Tamarit, Kristina Näslund, Juergen Liebig, Heike Feldhaar, Nancy A Moran, Lionel Guy, Siv G E Andersson
Gut-associated microbiota of ants include Rhizobiales bacteria with affiliation to the genus Bartonella. These bacteria may enable the ants to fix atmospheric nitrogen, but no genomes have been sequenced yet to test the hypothesis. Sequence reads from a member of the Rhizobiales were identified in the data collected in a genome project of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. We present an analysis of the closed 1.86 Mb genome of the ant-associated bacterium, for which we suggest the species name Candidatus Tokpelaia hoelldoblerii...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955752/seronegative-disseminated-bartonella-spp-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#14
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
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917836/the-crystal-structure-of-dihydrodipicolinate-reductase-from-the-human-pathogenic-bacterium-bartonella-henselae-strain-houston-1-at-2-3%C3%A2-%C3%A3-resolution
#16
Ali R Cala, Maria T Nadeau, Jan Abendroth, Bart L Staker, Alexandra R Reers, Anthony W Weatherhead, Renwick C J Dobson, Peter J Myler, André O Hudson
In bacteria, the second committed step in the diaminopimelate/lysine anabolic pathways is catalyzed by the enzyme dihydrodipicolinate reductase (DapB). DapB catalyzes the reduction of dihydrodipicolinate to yield tetrahydrodipicolinate. Here, the cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of DapB from the human-pathogenic bacterium Bartonella henselae, the causative bacterium of cat-scratch disease, are reported. Protein crystals were grown in conditions consisting of 5%(w/v) PEG 4000, 200 mM sodium acetate, 100 mM sodium citrate tribasic pH 5...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916953/rapid-sensitive-detection-of-bartonella-quintana-by-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-of-the-groel-gene
#17
Shoukui Hu, Lina Niu, Lijuan Luo, Xiuping Song, Jimin Sun, Qiyong Liu
Trench fever, caused by Bartonella quintana, is recognized as a re-emerging and neglected disease. Rapid and sensitive detection approaches are urgently required to monitor and help control B. quintana infections. Here, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), which amplifies target DNA at a fixed temperature with high sensitivity, specificity and rapidity, was employed to detect B. quintana. Thirty-six strains, including 10 B. quintana, 13 other Bartonella spp., and 13 other common pathogens, were applied to verify and evaluate the LAMP assay...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903286/carrion-s-disease-an-eradicable-illness
#18
Cláudia Gomes, Maria J Pons, Juana Del Valle Mendoza, Joaquim Ruiz
Carrion's disease is a neglected tropical disease caused by Bartonella bacilliformis, a vector-borne pathogen restricted to the Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Carrion's disease is a biphasic illness; in the acute phase the case-fatality rate can be as high as 88 %, related to high parasitemia, arriving to almost all erythrocytes, and secondary bacterial infections close related with the development of transient immunosuppression in the earlier illness phases. In addition, there are an undefined number of asymptomatic carriers that are reservoirs of the etiological agent of Carrion's disease in endemic areas, they make take into account due to they are the perpetuators of this disease...
December 1, 2016: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889208/the-bid-domain-of-type-iv-secretion-substrates-forms-a-conserved-four-helix-bundle-topped-with-a-hook
#19
Frédéric V Stanger, Tjaart A P de Beer, David M Dranow, Tilman Schirmer, Isabelle Phan, Christoph Dehio
The BID (Bep intracellular delivery) domain functions as secretion signal in a subfamily of protein substrates of bacterial type IV secretion (T4S) systems. It mediates transfer of (1) relaxases and the attached DNA during bacterial conjugation, and (2) numerous Bartonella effector proteins (Beps) during protein transfer into host cells infected by pathogenic Bartonella species. Furthermore, BID domains of Beps have often evolved secondary effector functions within host cells. Here, we provide crystal structures for three representative BID domains and describe a novel conserved fold characterized by a compact, antiparallel four-helix bundle topped with a hook...
November 14, 2016: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885316/bartonella-endocarditis-and-pauci-immune-glomerulonephritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Jillian E Raybould, Alison L Raybould, Megan K Morales, Misbah Zaheer, Michael S Lipkowitz, Joseph G Timpone, Princy N Kumar
Among culture-negative endocarditis in the United States, Bartonella species are the most common cause, with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana comprising the majority of cases. Kidney manifestations, particularly glomerulonephritis, are common sequelae of infectious endocarditis, with nearly half of all Bartonella patients demonstrating renal involvement. Although a pauci-immune pattern is a frequent finding in infectious endocarditis-associated glomerulonephritis, it is rarely reported in Bartonella endocarditis...
September 2016: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: IDCP
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