bacillary angiomatosis

Summary

Summary: A reactive vascular proliferation that is characterized by the multiple tumor-like lesions in skin, bone, brain, and other organs. Bacillary angiomatosis is caused by infection with gram-negative Bartonella bacilli (such as BARTONELLA HENSELAE), and is often seen in AIDS patients and other IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOSTS.

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  1. McCool T, Hoey J, Montileone F, Goldenberg H, Mordechai E, Adelson M. Discovery and analysis of Bartonella henselae antigens for use in clinical serologic assays. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008;60:17-23 pubmed
    ..These proteins were identified as GroES, BepA, and GroEL. Most IFA-positive sera demonstrated reactivity to GroES, GroEL, and BepA. The usefulness of these proteins for a clinical serologic assay is discussed...
  2. Chang C, Chomel B, Kasten R, Tappero J, Sanchez M, Koehler J. Molecular epidemiology of Bartonella henselae infection in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients and their cat contacts, using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and genotyping. J Infect Dis. 2002;186:1733-9 pubmed
    ..B. henselae was isolated from 12 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals with bacillary angiomatosis and/or peliosis hepatis and from their 15 cat contacts. Specific associations between the 2 B...
  3. Asharaf M, Letha S. Cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis. Indian J Pediatr. 2002;69:1003-5 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is characterized by unique vascular lesions caused by infection with a small Gram staining bacillus of the genus Bartonella...
  4. Petersen K, Earhart K, Wallace M. Bacillary angiomatosis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Infection. 2008;36:480-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is a cutaneous or visceral infection with Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana. Cases usually occur in HIV infected individuals...
  5. Pape M, Kollaras P, Mandraveli K, Tsona A, Metallidis S, Nikolaidis P, et al. Occurrence of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005;1063:299-301 pubmed
  6. Welch D, Pickett D, Slater L, Steigerwalt A, Brenner D. Rochalimaea henselae sp. nov., a cause of septicemia, bacillary angiomatosis, and parenchymal bacillary peliosis. J Clin Microbiol. 1992;30:275-80 pubmed
    ..Prolonged fever with bacteremia or vascular proliferative lesions are clinical manifestations of the agent...
  7. Rosales C, McLaughlin M, Sata T, Katano H, Veno P, de Las Casas L, et al. AIDS presenting with cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma and bacillary angiomatosis in the bone marrow mimicking Kaposi's sarcoma. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2002;16:573-7 pubmed
    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and bacillary angiomatosis (BA) may be histologically similar. A precise diagnosis is required because of the different management of these diseases...
  8. Mansueto P, Di Lorenzo G, Rizzo M, Mazzola G, Affronti M, Battista Rini G, et al. [Bartonellosis]. Recenti Prog Med. 2003;94:177-85 pubmed
    ..henselae has been associated to CSD and, in patients with immunodeficiency, together with B. quintana, to bacillary angiomatosis, to peliosis and to endocarditis. B...
  9. Koehler J, Quinn F, Berger T, LeBoit P, Tappero J. Isolation of Rochalimaea species from cutaneous and osseous lesions of bacillary angiomatosis. N Engl J Med. 1992;327:1625-31 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is characterized by vascular lesions, which occur usually in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...

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  1. Kempf V, Lebiedziejewski M, Alitalo K, Walzlein J, Ehehalt U, Fiebig J, et al. Activation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in bacillary angiomatosis: evidence for a role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in bacterial infections. Circulation. 2005;111:1054-62 pubmed
    Bartonella species are the only known bacterial pathogens causing vasculoproliferative disorders in humans (bacillary angiomatosis [BA]). Cellular and bacterial pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the induction of BA are largely unknown.
  2. Sala M, Font B, Sanfeliu I, Quesada M, Ponts I, Segura F. Bacillary angiomatosis caused by Bartonella quintana. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005;1063:302-7 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is a disorder of neovascular proliferation involving skin and lymph nodes of immunosuppressed patients...
  3. Chetty R, Sabaratnam R. Upper gastrointestinal bacillary angiomatosis causing hematemesis: a case report. Int J Surg Pathol. 2003;11:241-4 pubmed
    ..The histopathological features were typical of bacillary angiomatosis. This case highlights bacillary angiomatosis involving the gastrointestinal tract at multiple sites, the ..
  4. Lange D, Oeder C, Waltermann K, Mueller A, Oehme A, Rohrberg R, et al. Bacillary angiomatosis. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2009;7:767-69 pubmed publisher
    ..the human host has severe immunosuppression or HIV infection, the potentially life-threatening disease bacillary angiomatosis can develop. A 79-year-old man presented with livid-erythematous, angioma-like skin lesions...
  5. Slater L, Welch D, Min K. Rochalimaea henselae causes bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatis. Arch Intern Med. 1992;152:602-6 pubmed
    ..demonstrated that a newly described agent of persistent bacteremia, Rochalimaea henselae, and the agent of bacillary angiomatosis are both closely related to Rochalimaea quintana...
  6. Kostianovsky M, Lamy Y, Greco M. Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic profiles of cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma and bacillary angiomatosis. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1992;16:629-40 pubmed
    ..KS) were evaluated and compared with eight cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related bacillary angiomatosis (BA)...
  7. Batard M, Cheret A, Muller P, Sarrouy J, Mareel A, Lamaury I. [Bacillary angiomatosis associated with AIDS]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2006;133:498-9 pubmed
  8. Edmonson B, Morris W, Osborn F. Bacillary angiomatosis with cytomegaloviral and mycobacterial infections of the palpebral conjunctiva in a patient with AIDS. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004;20:168-70 pubmed
    We report the clinical and histopathologic findings of bacillary angiomatosis involving the palpebral conjunctiva with concomitant infection by cytomegalovirus and Mycobacterium species in a patient with acquired immune deficiency ..
  9. Pons I, Sanfeliu I, Cardenosa N, Nogueras M, Font B, Segura F. Serological evidence of Bartonella henselae infection in healthy people in Catalonia, Spain. Epidemiol Infect. 2008;136:1712-6 pubmed publisher
    Cat scratch disease (CSD), bacillary angiomatosis, hepatic peliosis and some cases of bacteraemia, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis are directly caused by some species of the genus Bartonella...
  10. Turgut M, Alabaz D, Karakas M, Kavak M, Aksaray N, Alhan E, et al. Bacillary angiomatosis in an immunocompetent child with a grafted traumatic wound. J Dermatol. 2004;31:844-7 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is an infectious disease which usually develops in immunocompromised patients. Contact with cats is implicated in its pathogenesis...
  11. Patel S, Petrarca R, Shah S, Zimmer Galler I, Janjua K, Do D, et al. Atypical Bartonella hensalae chorioretinitis in an immunocompromised patient. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008;16:45-9 pubmed publisher
    ..To report an atypical case of chorioretinopathy in a patient with bilateral renal transplantations...
  12. Relman D, Fredricks D, Yoder K, Mirowski G, Berger T, Koehler J. Absence of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus DNA in bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis lesions. J Infect Dis. 1999;180:1386-9 pubmed
    Bartonella henselae and B. quintana induce an unusual vascular proliferative tissue response known as bacillary angiomatosis (BA) and bacillary peliosis (BP) in some human hosts...
  13. Peter J, Boyle M, Patnaik M, Hadfield T, Barka N, Schwartzman W, et al. Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in AIDS: association with Rochalimaea henselae infection. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 1994;1:115-6 pubmed
    ..R. henselae has also been isolated from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients with bacillary angiomatosis. In order to determine the frequency of R...
  14. Litwin C, Rawlins M, Swenson E. Characterization of an immunogenic outer membrane autotransporter protein, Arp, of Bartonella henselae. Infect Immun. 2007;75:5255-63 pubmed
    Bartonella henselae is a recently recognized pathogenic bacterium associated with cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and bacillary peliosis...
  15. Barankin B, Houston S, Alanen K, Ting P, Lauzon G. Crusted plaques in an immunocompromised host. Arch Dermatol. 2005;141:263-8 pubmed
  16. Burgess A, Paquet J, Letesson J, Anderson B. Isolation, sequencing and expression of Bartonella henselae omp43 and predicted membrane topology of the deduced protein. Microb Pathog. 2000;29:73-80 pubmed
    ..Characterization and expression of the gene encoding Omp43 should provide a tool for further investigation of the role of adherence to endothelial cells in the pathogenesis of B. henselae. ..
  17. Arvand M, Schubert H, Viezens J. Emergence of distinct genetic variants in the population of primary Bartonella henselae isolates. Microbes Infect. 2006;8:1315-20 pubmed
    ..Generation of genetic variants by B. henselae may represent an escape mechanism to circumvent the host specific immune responses. ..
  18. Nayler S, Allard U, Taylor L, Cooper K. HHV-8 (KSHV) is not associated with bacillary angiomatosis. Mol Pathol. 1999;52:345-8 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is a rare pseudoneoplastic angioproliferative lesion occurring in patients with AIDS. This condition has been associated with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana infections...
  19. Wagner C, Riess T, Linke D, Eberhardt C, Schäfer A, Reutter S, et al. Use of Bartonella adhesin A (BadA) immunoblotting in the serodiagnosis of Bartonella henselae infections. Int J Med Microbiol. 2008;298:579-90 pubmed publisher
    ..g. cat scratch disease and the vasculoproliferative disorders, bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatis). The laboratory diagnosis of B...
  20. dos Santos R, Cartell A, Goldani L. An HIV-positive patient with cervical lymphadenopathy and skin lesions. Clin Infect Dis. 2007;44:849, 884-5 pubmed
  21. Pinna Parpaglia M, Masu G, Masala G, Porcu R, Zobba R, Pintori G, et al. Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae in dogs and cats in Sassari. Vet Res Commun. 2007;31 Suppl 1:317-20 pubmed
  22. Regnery R, Tappero J. Unraveling mysteries associated with cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and related syndromes. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1:16-21 pubmed
    The search for the infectious agents responsible for cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and related syndromes has a long and often circuitous history...
  23. Kabeya H, Yamasaki A, Ikariya M, Negishi R, Chomel B, Maruyama S. Characterization of Th1 activation by Bartonella henselae stimulation in BALB/c mice: Inhibitory activities of interleukin-10 for the production of interferon-gamma in spleen cells. Vet Microbiol. 2007;119:290-6 pubmed
    ..henselae. These results indicate that B. henselae predominantly stimulated Th1 cells and resulted in secreting IFN-gamma, however the production was partially inhibited by IL-10, which was produced simultaneously. ..
  24. Schiellerup P, Krogfelt K, Andersen A. Bartonella henselae causing severe and protracted illness in an otherwise healthy person. Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36:316-8 pubmed
    ..The patient recovered slowly after antibiotic treatment. This case report emphasizes the importance of considering B. henselae infections in patients with fever of unknown origin. ..
  25. Monteil M, Durand B, Bouchouicha R, Petit E, Chomel B, Arvand M, et al. Development of discriminatory multiple-locus variable number tandem repeat analysis for Bartonella henselae. Microbiology. 2007;153:1141-8 pubmed
    ..This is believed to be the first study conducted on B. henselae typing using MLVA, and it demonstrates the high quality of this technique for discriminating between B. henselae isolates. ..
  26. Watanabe H, Mitobe J. [Possible bacterial etiologies for diseases of unknown origin]. Nihon Rinsho. 2003;61 Suppl 3:285-9 pubmed
  27. Minga K, Gberi I, Boka M, Gourvellec G, Abo Y, Dohoun L, et al. [Bacillary angiomatosis in an adult infected with HIV-1 at an early stage of immunodepression in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2002;95:34-6 pubmed
    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated bacillary angiomatosis has rarely been described in Africa. We report here the first case in Côte d'Ivoire...
  28. Raoult D. From Cat scratch disease to Bartonella henselae infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2007;45:1541-2 pubmed publisher
  29. Mändle T, Einsele H, Schaller M, Neumann D, Vogel W, Autenrieth I, et al. Infection of human CD34+ progenitor cells with Bartonella henselae results in intraerythrocytic presence of B. henselae. Blood. 2005;106:1215-22 pubmed
    ..Our data provide, for the first time, evidence that a bacterial pathogen is able to infect and persist in differentiating HPCs, and suggest that HPCs might serve as a potential primary niche in Bartonella infections. ..
  30. Ayoub E, McBride J, Schmiederer M, Anderson B. Role of Bartonella henselae in the etiology of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002;21:28-31 pubmed
    ..henselae infection with HSP. The frequency of this association (67%) exceeds that of previously ascribed etiologic agents for this disease, such as the group A Streptococcus. ..
  31. Maggi R, Duncan A, Breitschwerdt E. Novel chemically modified liquid medium that will support the growth of seven bartonella species. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:2651-5 pubmed
    ..This liquid growth medium may provide an advantage over conventional direct blood agar plating for the diagnostic confirmation of bartonellosis...
  32. Sandrasegaran K, Hawes D, Matthew G. Hepatic peliosis (bacillary angiomatosis) in AIDS: CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 2005;30:738-40 pubmed
    ..Although this technique is reasonably sensitive in detecting pathology, findings are often nonspecific. A case of hepatic peliosis (bacillary angiomatosis) in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is presented.
  33. Pons I, Sanfeliu I, Nogueras M, Sala M, Cervantes M, Amengual M, et al. Seroprevalence of Bartonella spp. infection in HIV patients in Catalonia, Spain. BMC Infect Dis. 2008;8:58 pubmed publisher
    ..first clinical descriptions of Bartonella infection were associated with immunocompromised patient with bacillary angiomatosis, we currently know that this organism is directly involved in diseases affecting a large number of ..
  34. Frean J, Arndt S, Spencer D. High rate of Bartonella henselae infection in HIV-positive outpatients in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2002;96:549-50 pubmed
    ..pathogen Bartonella henselae has a wide range of clinical presentation, which includes, particularly, bacillary angiomatosis. This non-random pilot survey of outpatients attending HIV clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa, sampled ..
  35. Rigopoulos D, Paparizos V, Katsambas A. Cutaneous markers of HIV infection. Clin Dermatol. 2004;22:487-98 pubmed
    ..The use of these manifestations is a challenge for clinical praxis. ..
  36. Pendle S, Ginn A, Iredell J. Antimicrobial susceptibility of Bartonella henselae using Etest methodology. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006;57:761-3 pubmed
    ..henselae isolates. This method is reproducible among diverse strains, and is sufficiently predictable that generalizations can be confidently made about optimal antibiotic choices. ..
  37. VIGIL A, Ortega R, Jain A, Nakajima Sasaki R, Tan X, Chomel B, et al. Identification of the feline humoral immune response to Bartonella henselae infection by protein microarray. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e11447 pubmed publisher
    ..henselae at an antigen-specific, sera-specific, and genome-wide level. Furthermore, these results provide novel insight and utility in diagnostics, vaccine development, and understanding of host-pathogen interaction. ..
  38. Pelton S, Kim J, Kradin R. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 27-2006. A 17-year-old boy with fever and lesions in the liver and spleen. N Engl J Med. 2006;355:941-8 pubmed
  39. Ciervo A, Petrucca A, Ciarrocchi S, Pinto A, Bonazzi L, Fabio A, et al. Molecular characterization of first human Bartonella strain isolated in Italy. J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39:4554-7 pubmed
    ..BA-1) isolated from a blood culture of an Italian, human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with bacillary angiomatosis. We analyzed the isolate using molecular biology methods such as whole-cell fatty acid analysis, PCR-..
  40. Karakas M, Baba M, Aksungur V, Homan S, Memisoglu H, Uguz A. Bacillary angiomatosis on a region of burned skin in a immunocompetent patient. Br J Dermatol. 2000;143:609-11 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis usually develops in immunodeficient patients with a history of contact with cats...
  41. Rodrick D, Dillon B, Dexter M, Nicholson I, Marcel S, Dickeson D, et al. Culture-negative endocarditis due to Houston Complex Bartonella henselae acquired in Noumea, New Caledonia. J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42:1846-8 pubmed
    ..This study emphasizes the ease with which multilocus sequence typing can be used directly with tissue, which is important because of suggestions of strain-dependent clinical outcomes. ..
  42. Florin T, Zaoutis T, Zaoutis L. Beyond cat scratch disease: widening spectrum of Bartonella henselae infection. Pediatrics. 2008;121:e1413-25 pubmed publisher
    ..This review summarizes current knowledge regarding the microbiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic techniques, and treatment of B. henselae infection...
  43. Borczuk A, Niedt G, Sablay L, Kress Y, Mannion C, Factor S, et al. Fibrous long-spacing collagen in bacillary angiomatosis. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1998;22:127-33 pubmed
    ..An association between FLS collagen and bacillary angiomatosis has not been previously described...
  44. Carucci L, Halvorsen R. Hepatic peliosis (bacillary angiomatosis) in AIDS: CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 2006;31:253; author reply 254 pubmed
  45. La Scola B, Liang Z, Zeaiter Z, Houpikian P, Grimont P, Raoult D. Genotypic characteristics of two serotypes of Bartonella henselae. J Clin Microbiol. 2002;40:2002-8 pubmed
    ..Study of 22 additional strains of B. henselae isolated from French bacteremic cats demonstrated that they all belong to one or the other of the proposed serotype or genotype...
  46. Dehio C, Meyer M, Berger J, Schwarz H, Lanz C. Interaction of Bartonella henselae with endothelial cells results in bacterial aggregation on the cell surface and the subsequent engulfment and internalisation of the bacterial aggregate by a unique structure, the invasome. J Cell Sci. 1997;110 ( Pt 18):2141-54 pubmed
    ..g. on proliferating and migrating endothelial cells during Bartonella-induced vaso-proliferative tumour growth...
  47. Magand F, Fresard A, Manoli P, Cazorla C, Lucht F. [Stellar neuroretinitis and Bartonella henselae infection. A case report without exposure to cats]. Med Mal Infect. 2008;38:275-7 pubmed publisher
  48. Bathelier E, Balme B. [Kaposi's sarcoma]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2006;133:728-30 pubmed
  49. Kaçar N, Tasli L, Demirkan N, Ergin C, Ergin S. HIV-negative case of bacillary angiomatosis with chronic hepatitis B. J Dermatol. 2010;37:722-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is an infectious disease which occurs predominantly in immunosuppressive patients and rarely in immunocompetent individuals...
  50. Pierard Franchimont C, Quatresooz P, Pierard G. Skin diseases associated with Bartonella infection: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2010;28:483-8 pubmed publisher
    ..diseases are cat scratch disease (B henselae and possibly B clarridgeiae), trench fever (B quintana), bacillary angiomatosis (B quintana and B henselae), and the spectrum of verruga peruana, Carrion disease, and Oroya fever (B ..
  51. Tucci E, Della Rocca C, Santilli F. Localized bacillary angiomatosis in the oral cavity: observations about a neoplasm with atypical behavior. Description of a case and review of the literature. Minerva Stomatol. 2006;55:67-75 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis is a rather frequent infectious pathology appearing mainly in the skin but can also affect the liver, spleen, heart, bones, lungs, muscles, central nervous system and other organs...
  52. Chian C, Arrese J, Pierard G. Skin manifestations of Bartonella infections. Int J Dermatol. 2002;41:461-6 pubmed
  53. Mortele K, Segatto E, Ros P. The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 2004;24:937-55 pubmed
    ..Nevertheless, imaging findings taken together with appropriate clinical information may provide the most likely diagnosis, even if biopsy is sometimes required for confirmation...
  54. Kempf V, Volkmann B, Schaller M, Sander C, Alitalo K, Riess T, et al. Evidence of a leading role for VEGF in Bartonella henselae-induced endothelial cell proliferations. Cell Microbiol. 2001;3:623-32 pubmed
    Bartonella henselae causes the vasculoproliferative disorders bacillary angiomatosis (BA) and bacillary peliosis (BP). The pathomechanisms of these tumorous proliferations are unknown...
  55. Podsiadły E, Sokołowska E, Tylewska Wierzbanowska S. [Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana infections in Poland in 1998-2001]. Przegl Epidemiol. 2002;56:399-407 pubmed
    ..It is very probable that the number of cases is underestimated in our country. Cat scratch disease is the most frequently clinically and serologically identified bartonellosis...
  56. Corti M, Villafañe M, Castello T, Mendez N, Gancedo E, Palmieri O. [Bacilar angiomatosis with hepatic peliosis in an AIDS patient]. Medicina (B Aires). 2006;66:153 pubmed
  57. Kawasaki A, Wilson D. Mass lesions of the posterior segment associated with Bartonella henselae. Br J Ophthalmol. 2003;87:248-9 pubmed
  58. Carucci L, Halvorsen R. Abdominal and pelvic CT in the HIV-positive population. Abdom Imaging. 2004;29:631-42 pubmed
  59. Edouard S, Raoult D. [Bartonella henselae, an ubiquitous agent of proteiform zoonotic disease]. Med Mal Infect. 2010;40:319-30 pubmed publisher
    ..No treatment is required for the benign form of cat scratch disease. For more severe clinical presentations, the treatment must be adapted to every clinical presentation...
  60. Schneer S, Marcoviciu D, Beilin V, Goffman M, Dicker D. [Stroke as a manifestation of acute Bartonella henselae endocarditis]. Harefuah. 2007;146:902-4, 908 pubmed
    ..IE due to B. henselae is associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality due to the destructive potential of the organism to the heart valves and due to the great risk of embolic complications...
  61. Kaiser P, Riess T, Wagner C, Linke D, Lupas A, Schwarz H, et al. The head of Bartonella adhesin A is crucial for host cell interaction of Bartonella henselae. Cell Microbiol. 2008;10:2223-34 pubmed publisher
    Human pathogenic Bartonella henselae cause cat scratch disease and vasculoproliferative disorders (e.g. bacillary angiomatosis)...
  62. Paitoonpong L, Chitsomkasem A, Chantrakooptungool S, Kanjanahareutai S, Tribuddharat C, Srifuengfung S. Bartonella henselae: first reported isolate in a human in Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2008;39:123-9 pubmed
    This is the first reported case of bacillary angiomatosis associated with Bartonella henselae in Thailand. The clinical, pathological, and microbiological findings are presented...
  63. Andersson S, Dehio C. Rickettsia prowazekii and Bartonella henselae: differences in the intracellular life styles revisited. Int J Med Microbiol. 2000;290:135-41 pubmed
    ..prowazekii is more specialised to growth in an intracellular environment. Functional genomics will provide the potential to further resolve the genetic basis for successful human infections by these important parasites...
  64. Biswas S, Maggi R, Papich M, Keil D, Breitschwerdt E. Comparative activity of pradofloxacin, enrofloxacin, and azithromycin against Bartonella henselae isolates collected from cats and a human. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:617-8 pubmed publisher
    ..By Etest and disc diffusion assay, pradofloxacin showed greater antimicrobial activity than did other antibiotics. We conclude that pradofloxacin may prove useful for the treatment of B. henselae infections...
  65. H Fischer A, van der Loo B, M Shär G, Zbinden R, Duru F, Brunckhorst C, et al. Serological evidence for the association of Bartonella henselae infection with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Clin Cardiol. 2008;31:469-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Bartonella henselae may cause endomyocarditis and was detected in myocardium from a young male who succumbed to sudden cardiac death...
  66. Lesprit P, Noel V, Chazouillères P, Brun Buisson C, Deforges L. Cure of bartonella endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic valve without surgery: value of serologic follow-up. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003;9:239-41 pubmed
    ..In addition, we demonstrate that follow-up of serologic titers against B. henselae was helpful in assessing definitive cure of the infection...
  67. Buchmann A, Kempf V, Kershaw O, Gruber A. Peliosis hepatis in cats is not associated with Bartonella henselae infections. Vet Pathol. 2010;47:163-6 pubmed publisher
    ..henselae nucleic acid or antigen in any of the affected liver specimens. These findings suggest that, unlike in humans and dogs, peliosis hepatis in cats may not be significantly associated with a B. henselae infection...
  68. Velho P, de Moraes A, Uthida Tanaka A, Cintra M, Gigliogi R. Ultrastructural changes in a standard strain of Bartonella henselae after passages through BALB/cAn mice. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2002;26:161-9 pubmed
    ..Most of these observations have not been previously described. Thus, further studies on the Bartonella species pathogenesis should consider these data...
  69. Endara S, Roati A, Alizzi A, Boldery J, Bidstrup B. Aortic valve endocarditis caused by Bartonella henselae: a rare surgical entity. Heart Surg Forum. 2001;4:359-60; discussion 360 pubmed
    ..In view of this result and following development of severe aortic valve insufficiency, he underwent an aortic valve replacement and made a good recovery...
  70. Regnath T, Mielke M, Arvand M, Hahn H. Murine model of Bartonella henselae infection in the immunocompetent host. Infect Immun. 1998;66:5534-6 pubmed
    Bartonella henselae is an emerging pathogen causing cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis...
  71. Kreitzer T, Saoud A. Bacillary angiomatosis following the use of long-term methotrexate therapy: a case report. W V Med J. 2006;102:317-8 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis, a rare and possibly fatal disease, occurs mainly in HIV-infected patients...
  72. Dlova N. Photo capsules. Bacillary angiomatosis. Skinmed. 2005;4:213 pubmed
  73. Chenoweth M, Greene C, Krause D, Gherardini F. Predominant outer membrane antigens of Bartonella henselae. Infect Immun. 2004;72:3097-105 pubmed
    ..henselae establishes persistent bacteremic infections within cats. Additionally, the common antigens may serve as potential feline vaccine candidates to eliminate the pathogen from its animal reservoir...
  74. Sanchez M, Rorat E. Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of intramuscular bacillary angiomatosis. A case report. Acta Cytol. 1996;40:751-5 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is a localized infectious process that affects primarily patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome...
  75. Larrey D. [Bacterial hepatitis]. Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2003;27:B27-31 pubmed
  76. Kayaselcuk F, Ceken I, Bircan S, Tuncer I. Bacillary angiomatosis of the scalp in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative patient. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2002;16:612-4 pubmed
    b>Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is a recently recognized bacterial infectious disease that is mainly seen in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. BA has rarely been reported in immunocompetent individuals...
  77. Juskevicius R, Vnencak Jones C. Pathologic quiz case: a 17-year-old renal transplant patient with persistent fever, pancytopenia, and axillary lymphadenopathy. Bacillary angiomatosis of the lymph node in the renal transplant recipient. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004;128:e12-4 pubmed
  78. Stockmeyer B, Schoerner C, Frangou P, Moriabadi T, Heuss D, Harrer T. Chronic vasculitis and polyneuropathy due to infection with Bartonella henselae. Infection. 2007;35:107-9 pubmed
    Bartonella henselae, the causative agent of cat scratch disease and bacillary angiomatosis, is associated with an expanding spectrum of diseases...
  79. Chenoweth M, Somerville G, Krause D, O Reilly K, Gherardini F. Growth characteristics of Bartonella henselae in a novel liquid medium: primary isolation, growth-phase-dependent phage induction, and metabolic studies. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004;70:656-63 pubmed
    ..infection in immunocompetent individuals but often causes potentially life-threatening infections, such as bacillary angiomatosis, in immunocompromised patients...
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