bartonella

Summary

Summary: A genus of gram-negative bacteria characteristically appearing in chains of several segmenting organisms. It occurs in man and arthropod vectors and is found only in the Andes region of South America. This genus is the etiologic agent of human bartonellosis. The genus Rochalimaea, once considered a separate genus, has recently been combined with the genus Bartonella as a result of high levels of relatedness in 16S rRNA sequence data and DNA hybridization data.

Top Publications

  1. Breitschwerdt E, Maggi R, Nicholson W, Cherry N, Woods C. Bartonella sp. bacteremia in patients with neurological and neurocognitive dysfunction. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46:2856-61 pubmed publisher
    We detected infection with a Bartonella species (B. henselae or B. vinsonii subsp...
  2. La Scola B, Zeaiter Z, Khamis A, Raoult D. Gene-sequence-based criteria for species definition in bacteriology: the Bartonella paradigm. Trends Microbiol. 2003;11:318-21 pubmed
    ..available in the GenBank database, we compared the similarities of gene fragments among the currently recognized Bartonella species...
  3. Vilcins I, Kosoy M, Old J, Deane E. Bartonella-like DNA detected in Ixodes tasmani ticks (Acari: Ixodida) infesting Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in Victoria, Australia. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2009;9:499-503 pubmed publisher
    ..cinereus) at the Koala Convention Centre, Philip Island, Victoria, Australia and screened for the presence of Bartonella using the target gene gltA. Bartonella-like DNA was detected in 4 of the 19 pooled tick samples (21%)...
  4. Brenner E, Chomel B, Singhasivanon O, Namekata D, Kasten R, Kass P, et al. Bartonella infection in urban and rural dogs from the tropics: Brazil, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Epidemiol Infect. 2013;141:54-61 pubmed publisher
    Dogs can be infected by a wide range of Bartonella spp., but limited studies have been conducted in tropical urban and rural dog populations...
  5. Sykes J, Kittleson M, Pesavento P, Byrne B, MacDonald K, Chomel B. Evaluation of the relationship between causative organisms and clinical characteristics of infective endocarditis in dogs: 71 cases (1992-2005). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006;228:1723-34 pubmed
    ..To evaluate microbiologic findings in dogs with infective endocarditis (IE) and determine whether there were differences in clinical features of disease caused by different groups of infective agents...
  6. Knap N, Duh D, Birtles R, Trilar T, Petrovec M, Avsic Zupanc T. Molecular detection of Bartonella species infecting rodents in Slovenia. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2007;50:45-50 pubmed
    ..b>Bartonella DNA was detected in four species of rodents, Apodemus flavicollis, Apodemus sylvaticus, Apodemus agrarius and ..
  7. Dehio C, Sauder U, Hiestand R. Isolation of Bartonella schoenbuchensis from Lipoptena cervi, a blood-sucking arthropod causing deer ked dermatitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42:5320-3 pubmed
    b>Bartonella schoenbuchensis, which commonly causes bacteremia in ruminants, was isolated from the deer ked Lipoptena cervi and was shown to localize to the midgut of this blood-sucking arthropod, causing deer ked dermatitis in humans...
  8. Paziewska A, Harris P, Zwolińska L, Bajer A, Sinski E. Differences in the ecology of Bartonella infections of Apodemus flavicollis and Myodes glareolus in a boreal forest. Parasitology. 2012;139:881-93 pubmed publisher
    The epidemiology of Bartonella species infecting Apodemus flavicollis and Myodes glareolus in a forest in Eastern Poland was followed for 2 years using mark-recapture...
  9. MacDonald K, Chomel B, Kittleson M, Kasten R, Thomas W, Pesavento P. A prospective study of canine infective endocarditis in northern California (1999-2001): emergence of Bartonella as a prevalent etiologic agent. J Vet Intern Med. 2004;18:56-64 pubmed
    ..study was performed (June 1999 to May 2001) to determine the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) due to Bartonella in dogs in northern California and to compare these patients with other dogs with IE...

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  1. Eremeeva M, Gerns H, Lydy S, Goo J, Ryan E, Mathew S, et al. Bacteremia, fever, and splenomegaly caused by a newly recognized bartonella species. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:2381-7 pubmed
    b>Bartonella species cause serious human infections globally, including bacillary angiomatosis, Oroya fever, trench fever, and endocarditis...
  2. Tea A, Alexiou Daniel S, Papoutsi A, Papa A, Antoniadis A. Bartonella species isolated from rodents, Greece. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004;10:963-4 pubmed
  3. Gundi V, Kosoy M, Myint K, Shrestha S, Shrestha M, Pavlin J, et al. Prevalence and genetic diversity of bartonella species detected in different tissues of small mammals in Nepal. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:8247-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on rpoB and gltA sequence analyses, genotypes belonging to seven known Bartonella species and five genotypes not belonging to previously known species were identified in these animals.
  4. Rolain J, Fournier P, Raoult D, Bonerandi J. First isolation and detection by immunofluorescence assay of Bartonella koehlerae in erythrocytes from a French cat. J Clin Microbiol. 2003;41:4001-2 pubmed
  5. Kim C, Kim J, Yi Y, Lee M, Cho M, Shah D, et al. Detection of Bartonella species from ticks, mites and small mammals in Korea. J Vet Sci. 2005;6:327-34 pubmed
    We investigated the prevalence of Bartonella infections in ticks, mites and small mammals (rodents, insectivores and weasels) collected during 2001 through 2004, from various military installations and training sites in Korea, using PCR ..
  6. Morick D, Baneth G, Avidor B, Kosoy M, Mumcuoglu K, Mintz D, et al. Detection of Bartonella spp. in wild rodents in Israel using HRM real-time PCR. Vet Microbiol. 2009;139:293-7 pubmed publisher
    The prevalence of Bartonella spp. in wild rodents was studied in 19 geographical locations in Israel...
  7. de Sousa R, Edouard Fournier P, Santos Silva M, Amaro F, Bacellar F, Raoult D. Molecular detection of Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia typhi and two genotypes closely related to Bartonella elizabethae. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;75:727-31 pubmed
    ..All fleas were tested for the presence of bacteria of the genera Rickettsia and Bartonella using PCR assays...
  8. Billeter S, Miller M, Breitschwerdt E, Levy M. Detection of two Bartonella tamiae-like sequences in Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) using 16S-23S intergenic spacer region-specific primers. J Med Entomol. 2008;45:176-9 pubmed
    ..americanum from Chatham County, NC, were screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the Bartonella 16S-23S intergenic spacer region...
  9. Chomel B, Boulouis H, Breitschwerdt E. Cat scratch disease and other zoonotic Bartonella infections. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004;224:1270-9 pubmed
  10. Diaz M, Bai Y, Malania L, Winchell J, Kosoy M. Development of a novel genus-specific real-time PCR assay for detection and differentiation of Bartonella species and genotypes. J Clin Microbiol. 2012;50:1645-9 pubmed publisher
    The genus Bartonella includes numerous species with varied host associations, including several that infect humans...
  11. Lappin M, Griffin B, Brunt J, Riley A, Burney D, Hawley J, et al. Prevalence of Bartonella species, haemoplasma species, Ehrlichia species, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Neorickettsia risticii DNA in the blood of cats and their fleas in the United States. J Feline Med Surg. 2006;8:85-90 pubmed
    ..Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Neorickettsia risticii, Mycoplasma haemofelis, 'Candidatus M haemominutum' and Bartonella species...
  12. Tsai Y, Chuang S, Chang C, Kass P, Chomel B. Bartonella species in small mammals and their ectoparasites in Taiwan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;83:917-23 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella spp. prevalence in small mammals and their ectoparasites was investigated in Taiwan. Blood samples were obtained from 66 rats, 20 shrews, 276 mites (Laelaps spp.), 74 fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis), 81 lice (Polyplax spp...
  13. Henn J, Chomel B, Boulouis H, Kasten R, Murray W, Bar Gal G, et al. Bartonella rochalimae in raccoons, coyotes, and red foxes. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:1984-7 pubmed publisher
    To determine additional reservoirs for Bartonella rochalimae, we examined samples from several wildlife species. We isolated B. rochalimae from 1 red fox near Paris, France, and from 11 raccoons and 2 coyotes from California, USA...
  14. Morick D, Krasnov B, Khokhlova I, Gottlieb Y, Harrus S. Investigation of Bartonella acquisition and transmission in Xenopsylla ramesis fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). Mol Ecol. 2011;20:2864-70 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella are emerging and re-emerging pathogens affecting humans and a wide variety of animals including rodents...
  15. Telfer S, Clough H, Birtles L, Bennett M, Carslake D, Helyar S, et al. Ecological differences and coexistence in a guild of microparasites: Bartonella in wild rodents. Ecology. 2007;88:1841-9 pubmed
    ..Here patterns in the population dynamics are examined for four species of Bartonella (bacterial parasites) coexisting in two wild rodent hosts, bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) and wood mice (..
  16. Arvand M, Raoult D, Feil E. Multi-locus sequence typing of a geographically and temporally diverse sample of the highly clonal human pathogen Bartonella quintana. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e9765 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella quintana is a re-emerging pathogen and the causative agent of a variety of disease manifestations in humans including trench fever. Various typing methods have been developed for B...
  17. Nilsson K, Liu A, Pahlson C, Lindquist O. Demonstration of intracellular microorganisms (Rickettsia spp., Chlamydia pneumoniae, Bartonella spp.) in pathological human aortic valves by PCR. J Infect. 2005;50:46-52 pubmed
    ..that was significantly detected only in the pathological valves (Fisher's Exact test, 1-sided p = 0.046). The findings suggest that Rickettsia spp. also have a role in the pathogenesis of aortic valve disease. ..
  18. Mavris M, Saenz H, Monteil M, Boulouis H, Dehio C, Vayssier Taussat M. Characterization of genes involved in long-term bacteremia in mice by Bartonella birtlesii. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005;1063:312-4 pubmed
  19. Tsai Y, Chomel B, Chang C, Kass P, Conrad P, Chuang S. Bartonella and Babesia infections in cattle and their ticks in Taiwan. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011;34:179-87 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella and Babesia infections and the association with cattle breed and age as well as tick species infesting selected cattle herds in Taiwan were investigated...
  20. Bown K, Bennet M, Begon M. Flea-borne Bartonella grahamii and Bartonella taylorii in bank voles. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004;10:684-7 pubmed
    b>Bartonella species are increasingly associated with a range of human and animal diseases. Despite this, we have a poor understanding of the ecology and epidemiology of many species, especially those circulating in wild populations...
  21. Chomel B, Boulouis H, Maruyama S, Breitschwerdt E. Bartonella spp. in pets and effect on human health. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:389-94 pubmed
    Among the many mammals infected with Bartonella spp., pets represent a large reservoir for human infection because most Bartonella spp. infecting them are zoonotic. Cats are the main reservoir for Bartonella henselae, B...
  22. Morick D, Osinga N, Gruys E, Harrus S. Identification of a Bartonella species in the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) and in seal lice (Echinophtirius horridus). Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2009;9:751-3 pubmed publisher
    To explore whether harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are exposed to Bartonella spp...
  23. Breitschwerdt E, Mascarelli P, Schweickert L, Maggi R, Hegarty B, Bradley J, et al. Hallucinations, sensory neuropathy, and peripheral visual deficits in a young woman infected with Bartonella koehlerae. J Clin Microbiol. 2011;49:3415-7 pubmed publisher
    ..joint stiffness, decreased peripheral vision, diminished tactile sensation, and hallucinations was persistently Bartonella koehlerae seroreactive and bacteremic. Following antibiotic treatment, B...
  24. Chomel B, Boulouis H, Breitschwerdt E, Kasten R, Vayssier Taussat M, Birtles R, et al. Ecological fitness and strategies of adaptation of Bartonella species to their hosts and vectors. Vet Res. 2009;40:29 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella spp. are facultative intracellular bacteria that cause characteristic hostrestricted hemotropic infections in mammals and are typically transmitted by blood-sucking arthropods...
  25. Welc Faleciak R, Bajer A, Behnke J, Sinski E. The ecology of Bartonella spp. infections in two rodent communities in the Mazury Lake District region of Poland. Parasitology. 2010;137:1069-77 pubmed publisher
    Prevalence and abundance of Bartonella spp. infections were studied over a 3-year period in woodland and grassland rodents in North-Eastern Poland...
  26. Colborn J, Kosoy M, Motin V, Telepnev M, Valbuena G, Myint K, et al. Improved detection of Bartonella DNA in mammalian hosts and arthropod vectors by real-time PCR using the NADH dehydrogenase gamma subunit (nuoG). J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:4630-3 pubmed publisher
    ..gamma subunit (nuoG) primer set that is sensitive and specific enough to detect a diverse number of Bartonella species in a wide range of environmental samples yet maintains minimal cross-reactivity to mammalian host and ..
  27. Gundi V, Billeter S, Rood M, Kosoy M. Bartonella spp. in rats and zoonoses, Los Angeles, California, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18:631-3 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella spp. were detected in rats (Rattus norvegicus) trapped in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. Of 200 rats tested, putative human pathogens, B. rochalimae and B. tribocorum were found in 37 (18.5%) and 115 (57...
  28. Gundi V, Davoust B, Khamis A, Boni M, Raoult D, La Scola B. Isolation of Bartonella rattimassiliensis sp. nov. and Bartonella phoceensis sp. nov. from European Rattus norvegicus. J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42:3816-8 pubmed
    Thirty-three isolates of Bartonella spp., including 11 isolates not belonging to previously known species, were isolated from 66 Rattus norvegicus subjects trapped in the city of Marseille, France...
  29. Billeter S, Caceres A, Gonzales Hidalgo J, Luna Caypo D, Kosoy M. Molecular detection of Bartonella species in ticks from Peru. J Med Entomol. 2011;48:1257-60 pubmed
    ..of 103 ticks, collected from canines, horses, donkeys, and snakes from Peru, were screened for the presence of Bartonella DNA by polymerase chain reaction analysis...
  30. Diniz P, Wood M, Maggi R, Sontakke S, Stepnik M, Breitschwerdt E. Co-isolation of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii from blood, joint and subcutaneous seroma fluids from two naturally infected dogs. Vet Microbiol. 2009;138:368-72 pubmed publisher
    This report describes the clinical presentation, isolation and treatment of two dogs naturally infected with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii...
  31. Inoue K, Kabeya H, Shiratori H, Ueda K, Kosoy M, Chomel B, et al. Bartonella japonica sp. nov. and Bartonella silvatica sp. nov., isolated from Apodemus mice. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2010;60:759-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Fuji 23-1(T)) and sequence analyses of the 16S rRNA genes indicated that both strains were members of the genus Bartonella. Using rpoB and gltA sequencing analysis, the highest sequence similarities between strains Fuji 18-1(T), Fuji ..
  32. Chomel B, Henn J, Kasten R, Nieto N, Foley J, Papageorgiou S, et al. Dogs are more permissive than cats or guinea pigs to experimental infection with a human isolate of Bartonella rochalimae. Vet Res. 2009;40:27 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella rochalimae was first isolated from the blood of a human who traveled to Peru and was exposed to multiple insect bites. Foxes and dogs are likely natural reservoirs for this bacterium...
  33. Guptill L. Feline bartonellosis. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2010;40:1073-90 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella infection is common among domestic cats, but the role of Bartonella species as feline pathogens requires further study. Most Bartonella species that infect cats are zoonotic...
  34. Varanat M, Maggi R, Linder K, Breitschwerdt E. Molecular prevalence of Bartonella, Babesia, and hemotropic Mycoplasma sp. in dogs with splenic disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2011;25:1284-91 pubmed publisher
    ..The spleen plays an important role in the immunologic control or elimination of vector-transmitted, blood-borne pathogens, including Bartonella sp., Babesia sp., and hemotropic Mycoplasma sp.
  35. Paziewska A, Sinski E, Harris P. Recombination, diversity and allele sharing of infectivity proteins between Bartonella species from rodents. Microb Ecol. 2012;64:525-36 pubmed publisher
    The alpha-Proteobacterium Bartonella is a common parasite of voles and mice, giving rise to short-lived (4 weeks to 2 months) infections...
  36. Rolain J, Lecam C, Raoult D. Simplified serological diagnosis of endocarditis due to Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2003;10:1147-8 pubmed
    We tested a single-step serological assay against Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella species and found a sensitivity of 100%, and a positive predictive value of 98% for the diagnosis of blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE)...
  37. Breitschwerdt E, Maggi R, Duncan A, Nicholson W, Hegarty B, Woods C. Bartonella species in blood of immunocompetent persons with animal and arthropod contact. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:938-41 pubmed
    Using PCR in conjunction with pre-enrichment culture, we detected Bartonella henselae and B. vinsonii subspecies berkhoffii in the blood of 14 immunocompetent persons who had frequent animal contact and arthropod exposure.
  38. Inoue K, Kabeya H, Kosoy M, Bai Y, Smirnov G, McColl D, et al. Evolutional and geographical relationships of Bartonella grahamii isolates from wild rodents by multi-locus sequencing analysis. Microb Ecol. 2009;57:534-41 pubmed publisher
    To clarify the relationship between Bartonella grahamii strains and both the rodent host species and the geographic location of the rodent habitat, we have investigated 31 B...
  39. Maillard R, Vayssier Taussat M, Bouillin C, Gandoin C, Halos L, Chomel B, et al. Identification of Bartonella strains isolated from wild and domestic ruminants by a single-step PCR analysis of the 16S-23S intergenic spacer region. Vet Microbiol. 2004;98:63-9 pubmed
    Of the 20 species or subspecies of Bartonella currently known, 7 cause various diseases in humans with many being zoonotic. However, some Bartonella species appear only to cause asymptomatic bacteraemia in their hosts...
  40. Angelakis E, Billeter S, Breitschwerdt E, Chomel B, Raoult D. Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16:385-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent reports involving humans and canines suggest that ticks should be considered as potential vectors of Bartonella spp...
  41. Beard A, Maggi R, Kennedy Stoskopf S, Cherry N, Sandfoss M, DePerno C, et al. Bartonella spp. in feral pigs, southeastern United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17:893-5 pubmed publisher
    ..with efforts to assess pathogen exposure in feral pigs from the southeastern United States, we amplified Bartonella henselae, B. koehlerae, and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii from blood samples...
  42. Kosoy M, Bai Y, Lynch T, Kuzmin I, Niezgoda M, Franka R, et al. Bartonella spp. in bats, Kenya. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16:1875-81 pubmed publisher
    We report the presence and diversity of Bartonella spp. in bats of 13 insectivorous and frugivorous species collected from various locations across Kenya...
  43. Mokhtar A, Tay S. Molecular detection of Rickettsia felis, Bartonella henselae, and B. clarridgeiae in fleas from domestic dogs and cats in Malaysia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011;85:931-3 pubmed publisher
    The presence of Rickettsia felis, Bartonella henselae and B. clarridgeiae in 209 fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) obtained from domestic cats and dogs in several locations in Malaysia was investigated in this study...
  44. Rolain J, Rousset E, La Scola B, Duquesnel R, Raoult D. Bartonella schoenbuchensis isolated from the blood of a French cow. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003;990:236-8 pubmed
  45. Fournier P, Taylor C, Rolain J, Barrassi L, Smith G, Raoult D. Bartonella australis sp. nov. from kangaroos, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1961-2 pubmed publisher
  46. Maillard R, Riegel P, Barrat F, Bouillin C, Thibault D, Gandoin C, et al. Bartonella chomelii sp. nov., isolated from French domestic cattle (Bos taurus). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:215-20 pubmed
    Two strains of bacteria isolated from the blood of French domestic cows were found to be similar to Bartonella species on the basis of phenotypic characteristics...
  47. Jones R, McCormick K, Martin A. Bacterial communities of Bartonella-positive fleas: diversity and community assembly patterns. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:1667-70 pubmed publisher
    We investigated the bacterial communities of nine Bartonella-positive fleas (n = 6 Oropsylla hirsuta fleas and n = 3 Oropsylla montana fleas), using universal primers, clone libraries, and DNA sequencing...
  48. Maillard R, Petit E, Chomel B, Lacroux C, Schelcher F, Vayssier Taussat M, et al. Endocarditis in cattle caused by Bartonella bovis. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1383-5 pubmed publisher
    This study aimed to determine the role of Bartonella as an endocarditis agent in cattle...
  49. Harrus S, Bar Gal G, Golan A, Elazari Volcani R, Kosoy M, Morick D, et al. Isolation and genetic characterization of a Bartonella strain closely related to Bartonella tribocorum and Bartonella elizabethae in Israeli commensal rats. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009;81:55-8 pubmed
    Ten Bartonella isolates were cultured from blood drawn from black rats (Rattus rattus) captured in the Tel Aviv area...
  50. Dowers K, Hawley J, Brewer M, Morris A, Radecki S, Lappin M. Association of Bartonella species, feline calicivirus, and feline herpesvirus 1 infection with gingivostomatitis in cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2010;12:314-21 pubmed publisher
    ..FGS) is a common syndrome in cats; feline calicivirus (FCV), feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1), and Bartonella species are common differential diagnoses...
  51. Inoue K, Kabeya H, Hagiya K, Kosoy M, Une Y, Yoshikawa Y, et al. Multi-locus sequence analysis reveals host specific association between Bartonella washoensis and squirrels. Vet Microbiol. 2011;148:60-5 pubmed publisher
    To clarify phylogenetic relationships and genetic diversity among Bartonella washoensis strains obtained from squirrels, multi-locus sequence analysis (MLSA) with the 16S rRNA, ftsZ, gltA, groEL, ribC, and rpoB genes was applied for 20 ..
  52. Bai Y, Cross P, Malania L, Kosoy M. Isolation of Bartonella capreoli from elk. Vet Microbiol. 2011;148:329-32 pubmed publisher
    The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of Bartonella infections in elk populations. We report the isolation of four Bartonella strains from 55 elk blood samples...
  53. Bhengsri S, Baggett H, Peruski L, Morway C, Bai Y, Fisk T, et al. Bartonella seroprevalence in rural Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2011;42:687-92 pubmed
    We estimated the prevalence of anti-Bartonella antibodies among febrile and non-febrile patients presenting to community hospitals in rural Thailand from February 2002 through March 2003...
  54. Buffet J, Kosoy M, Vayssier Taussat M. Natural history of Bartonella-infecting rodents in light of new knowledge on genomics, diversity and evolution. Future Microbiol. 2013;8:1117-28 pubmed publisher
    Among the 33 confirmed Bartonella species to date, more than half are hosted by rodent species, and at least five of them have been involved in human illness causing diverse symptoms including fever, myocarditis, endocarditis, ..
  55. Stevenson H, Bai Y, Kosoy M, Montenieri J, Lowell J, Chu M, et al. Detection of novel Bartonella strains and Yersinia pestis in prairie dogs and their fleas (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae and Pulicidae) using multiplex polymerase chain reaction. J Med Entomol. 2003;40:329-37 pubmed
    ..Targets for the assay were sequences encoding portions of the gltA, a 17-kDa antigen, and pla genes of Bartonella spp. Strong et al., Rickettsia spp. da Rocha-Lima, and Yersinia pestis Yersin, respectively...
  56. Dehio C. Molecular and cellular basis of bartonella pathogenesis. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2004;58:365-90 pubmed
    The genus Bartonella comprises several important human pathogens that cause a wide range of clinical manifestations: cat-scratch disease, trench fever, Carrion's disease, bacteremia with fever, bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis, ..
  57. Pretorius A, Beati L, Birtles R. Diversity of bartonellae associated with small mammals inhabiting Free State province, South Africa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:1959-67 pubmed
    ..that the South African rodent-associated isolates formed two distinct clades within the radius of the genus Bartonella. One of these clades also included recognized Bartonella species associated with rodents native to Eurasia but ..
  58. Telfer S, Bown K, Sekules R, Begon M, Hayden T, Birtles R. Disruption of a host-parasite system following the introduction of an exotic host species. Parasitology. 2005;130:661-8 pubmed
    ..glareolus) on the epidemiology of infections caused by flea-transmitted haemoparasites of the genus Bartonella in native wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus)...
  59. Concannon R, Wynn Owen K, Simpson V, Birtles R. Molecular characterization of haemoparasites infecting bats (Microchiroptera) in Cornwall, UK. Parasitology. 2005;131:489-96 pubmed
    The presence of haemoparasites from the Order Piroplasmida and the genera Bartonella and Trypanosoma was assessed in the blood of 60 bats, belonging to 7 species, inhabiting sites across Cornwall in southwest England...
  60. da Costa P, Brigatte M, Greco D. Antibodies to Rickettsia rickettsii, Rickettsia typhi, Coxiella burnetii, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana, and Ehrlichia chaffeensis among healthy population in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2005;100:853-9 pubmed
    ..We describe a serosurvey for Rickettsia rickettsii, R. typhi, Coxiella burnetii, Bartonella henselae, B. quintana, and Ehrlichia chaffeensis in 437 healthy people from a Brazilian rural community...
  61. Bemis D, Kania S. Isolation of Bartonella sp. from sheep blood. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1565-7 pubmed publisher
    A Bartonella sp. was isolated from sheep blood. Bacterial identification was conducted by using electron microscopy and DNA sequencing of the 16S rRNA, citrate synthase, riboflavin synthase, and RNAase P genes...
  62. Billeter S, Diniz P, Battisti J, Munderloh U, Breitschwerdt E, Levy M. Infection and replication of Bartonella species within a tick cell line. Exp Appl Acarol. 2009;49:193-208 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella species are fastidious, gram negative bacteria, some of which are transmitted by arthropod vectors, including fleas, sandflies, and lice...
  63. Kaiser P, Riess T, O Rourke F, Linke D, Kempf V. Bartonella spp.: throwing light on uncommon human infections. Int J Med Microbiol. 2011;301:7-15 pubmed publisher
    After 2 decades of Bartonella research, knowledge on transmission and pathology of these bacteria is still limited. Bartonella spp. have emerged to be important pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. For humans, B...
  64. Adelson M, Rao R, Tilton R, Cabets K, Eskow E, Fein L, et al. Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Bartonella spp., Babesia microti, and Anaplasma phagocytophila in Ixodes scapularis ticks collected in Northern New Jersey. J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42:2799-801 pubmed
    ..6%), Babesia microti (8.4%), Anaplasma phagocytophila (1.9%), and Bartonella spp. (34.5%). The I...
  65. Ciervo A, Ciceroni L. Rapid detection and differentiation of Bartonella spp. by a single-run real-time PCR. Mol Cell Probes. 2004;18:307-12 pubmed
    A Real-time PCR for the identification and differentiation of Bartonella spp. based on the detection of mutations in an internal region of the gltA gene by thermal analysis was developed...
  66. Halos L, Jamal T, Maillard R, Girard B, Guillot J, Chomel B, et al. Role of Hippoboscidae flies as potential vectors of Bartonella spp. infecting wild and domestic ruminants. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004;70:6302-5 pubmed
    The putative role of biting flies in Bartonella transmission among ruminants was investigated...
  67. Dörbecker C, Sander A, Oberle K, Schülin Casonato T. In vitro susceptibility of Bartonella species to 17 antimicrobial compounds: comparison of Etest and agar dilution. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006;58:784-8 pubmed
    In vitro susceptibility testing of 31 Bartonella spp...
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    ..reticulatus, 204 Haemaphysalis concinna) were collected in Hungary and tested, in assays based on PCR, for Bartonella infection. Low percentages of P. irritans (4.2%) and C. felis (4.0%) were found to be infected...
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    It has been nearly two decades since the discovery of Bartonella as an agent of bacillary angiomatosis in AIDS patients and persistent bacteremia and 'nonculturable' endocarditis in homeless people...
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    b>Bartonella spp. are facultative intracellular vector-borne bacteria associated with several emerging diseases in humans and animals all over the world. The potential for involvement of ticks in transmission of Bartonella spp...
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    Fleas can serve as vectors for bacterial pathogens like Bartonella and Rickettsia species, which have been isolated worldwide...
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    ..of new molecular approaches has permitted the differentiation of numerous strains belonging to the genus Bartonella and identification of new Bartonella species...
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    ..Here, we show that the establishment of intraerythrocytic parasitism by Bartonella tribocorum requires a putative T4SS, which shares an unprecedented level of sequence identity with the Trw ..
  74. Reeves W, Nelder M, Korecki J. Bartonella and Rickettsia in fleas and lice from mammals in South Carolina, U.S.A. J Vector Ecol. 2005;30:310-5 pubmed
    Species in the genera Bartonella and Rickettsia are vector-borne pathogens of humans and domestic animals. The natural reservoirs and enzootic transmission cycles of these bacteria are poorly known in South Carolina...
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    This study reports the occurrence of "Bartonella rochalimae" in Europe and the presence of Bartonella vinsonii subsp...
  76. Morick D, Krasnov B, Khokhlova I, Shenbrot G, Kosoy M, Harrus S. Bartonella genotypes in fleas (insecta: siphonaptera) collected from rodents in the negev desert, Israel. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:6864-9 pubmed publisher
    Fleas collected from rodents in the Negev Desert in southern Israel were molecularly screened for Bartonella species...
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    ..Screening a genomic library from Bartonella birtlesii, a member of the Alphaproteobacteria, for genes that can complement a conditional orn mutant in E...
  78. Chaloner G, Harrison T, Birtles R. Bartonella species as a cause of infective endocarditis in the UK. Epidemiol Infect. 2013;141:841-6 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella spp. are increasingly implicated in infectious endocarditis cases in the UK. Herein, we attempted to quantify their role in this syndrome and explored the epidemiology of Bartonella-associated endocarditis in the UK...
  79. Bouhsira E, Ferrandez Y, Liu M, Franc M, Boulouis H, Biville F. Ctenocephalides felis an in vitro potential vector for five Bartonella species. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013;36:105-11 pubmed publisher
    The blood-sucking arthropod Ctenocephalides felis has been confirmed as a vector for Bartonella henselae and is a suspected vector for Bartonella clarridgeiae, Bartonella quintana and Bartonella koehlerae in Bartonella transmission to ..
  80. Chaudhry R, Mukherjee A, Menon V. Isolation & characterization of Bartonella sp. from optic neuritis patients. Indian J Med Res. 2012;136:985-90 pubmed
    Optic neuritis (ON) is characterized by sudden and rapid impairment of vision. Bartonella henselae is a known aetiological agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), which is a common cause of neuroretinitis, the least common type of optic ..
  81. Breitschwerdt E, Blann K, Stebbins M, Munana K, Davidson M, Jackson H, et al. Clinicopathological abnormalities and treatment response in 24 dogs seroreactive to Bartonella vinsonii (berkhoffii) antigens. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2004;40:92-101 pubmed
    b>Bartonella vinsonii (B. vinsonii) subspecies berkhoffii is a recently recognized cause of endocarditis, myocarditis, and granulomatous disease in dogs...
  82. Marié J, Fournier P, Rolain J, Briolant S, Davoust B, Raoult D. Molecular detection of Bartonella quintana, B. Elizabethae, B. Koehlerae, B. Doshiae, B. Taylorii, and Rickettsia felis in rodent fleas collected in Kabul, Afghanistan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;74:436-9 pubmed
    The prevalences of Bartonella spp. and Rickettsia spp. were investigated using molecular methods in 77 rodent fleas collected in November 2002 by the French forces detachment in Kabul, Afghanistan...
  83. Bai Y, Kosoy M, Ray C, Brinkerhoff R, Collinge S. Temporal and spatial patterns of Bartonella infection in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Microb Ecol. 2008;56:373-82 pubmed publisher
    We describe the temporal dynamics and spatial distribution of Bartonella in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) based on a longitudinal study conducted in 20 black-tailed prairie dog (BTPD) colonies in Boulder County, CO from ..
  84. Celebi B, Carhan A, Kilic S, Babur C. Detection and genetic diversity of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii strains isolated from dogs in Ankara, Turkey. J Vet Med Sci. 2010;72:969-73 pubmed
    b>Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii has been identified as an important pathogen in dogs and is an emerging pathogen in people with zoonotic potential. This study aimed to isolate Bartonella spp...
  85. Rolain J, Vayssier Taussat M, Gimenez G, Robert C, Fournier P, Raoult D. Genome sequence of Bartonella birtlesii, a bacterium isolated from small rodents of the genus Apodemus. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:4779 pubmed publisher
    b>Bartonella birtlesii is a facultative intracellular bacterium isolated from the blood of small mammals of the genus Apodemus. The present study reports the draft genome of Bartonella birtlesii strain IBS 135(T) (CIP 106691(T)).
  86. Erol E, Jackson C, Bai Y, Sells S, Locke S, Kosoy M. Bartonella bovis isolated from a cow with endocarditis. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2013;25:288-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Polymerase chain reaction tests for the gltA, ssrA, ftsZ, ribC, rpoB, and 16S ribosomal RNA genes of Bartonella species were positive for the isolate...
  87. Mullins K, Hang J, Jiang J, Leguia M, Kasper M, Maguina C, et al. Molecular typing of "Candidatus Bartonella ancashi," a new human pathogen causing verruga peruana. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51:3865-8 pubmed publisher
    A recently described clinical isolate, "Candidatus Bartonella ancashi," was obtained from a blood sample of a patient presenting with verruga peruana in the Ancash region of Peru...
  88. Smith B, Tompkins M, Breitschwerdt E. Antinuclear antibodies can be detected in dog sera reactive to Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii, Ehrlichia canis, or Leishmania infantum antigens. J Vet Intern Med. 2004;18:47-51 pubmed
    ..medical records were reviewed for all dogs that were concurrently tested for antinuclear antigens and Bartonella vinsonii (berkhoffii), Ehrlichia canis, or Rickettsia rickettsii antigens between 1990 and 2000...
  89. Chung C, Kasten R, Paff S, Van Horn B, Vayssier Taussat M, Boulouis H, et al. Bartonella spp. DNA associated with biting flies from California. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004;10:1311-3 pubmed
    b>Bartonella DNA was investigated in 104 horn flies (Haematobia spp.), 60 stable flies (Stomoxys spp.), 11 deer flies (Chrysops spp.), and 11 horse flies (Tabanus spp.) collected on cattle in California. Partial sequencing indicated B...
  90. Gundi V, Bourry O, Davous B, Raoult D, La Scola B. Bartonella clarridgeiae and B. henselae in dogs, Gabon. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004;10:2261-2 pubmed
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    b>Bartonella spp. and Coxiella burnetii are recognized as causative agents of blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE) in humans and there are no studies of their occurrences in Brazil...
  92. Henn J, Gabriel M, Kasten R, Brown R, Theis J, Foley J, et al. Gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) as a potential reservoir of a Bartonella clarridgeiae-like bacterium and domestic dogs as part of a sentinel system for surveillance of zoonotic arthropod-borne pathogens in northern California. J Clin Microbiol. 2007;45:2411-8 pubmed
    Two species of Bartonella, a novel Bartonella clarridgeiae-like bacterium and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii, were isolated from rural dogs and gray foxes in northern California. A novel B. clarridgeiae-like species was isolated from 3 (1...