Genomes and Genes
cat scratch disease
Summary: A self-limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by AFIPIA felis, a gram-negative bacterium recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by BARTONELLA HENSELAE. It usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch, with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom.
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- Genomic variation of Bartonella henselae strains detected in lymph nodes of patients with cat scratch diseaseZaher Zeaiter
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRES A 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
J Clin Microbiol 40:1023-30. 2002Bartonella henselae is the primary agent of cat scratch disease (CSD). In order to study the genetic variation of B...
- Detection of Bartonella henselae DNA by two different PCR assays and determination of the genotypes of strains involved in histologically defined cat scratch diseaseA Sander
Abteilung Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Freiburg Germany
J Clin Microbiol 37:993-7. 1999b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a common cause of subacute regional lymphadenopathy, not only in children but also in adults...
- Cat-scratch disease: epidemiology, aetiology and treatmentJ J Windsor
Aberystwyth Public Health Laboratory, Bronglais Hospital, Wales, UK
Br J Biomed Sci 58:101-10. 2001..In complicated CSD, treatment with trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole, ciprofloxacin or azithromycin is recommended, with gentamicin being reserved for the severely ill patient...
- The expanding spectrum of Bartonella infections: II. Cat-scratch diseaseJ W Bass
Department of Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859 5000, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 16:163-79. 1997..In addition clarification of the epidemiology of B. elizabethae infections in humans may be helpful in understanding the nature of infection with Bartonella organisms...
- Diagnosis of cat scratch disease with detection of Bartonella henselae by PCR: a study of patients with lymph node enlargementYves Hansmann
Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 1, Place de l Hopital, 67091 Strasbourg Cedex, France
J Clin Microbiol 43:3800-6. 2005b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) is mostly due to Bartonella henselae after inoculation of the organism through a skin injury...
- Western immunoblotting for Bartonella endocarditisPierre Houpikian
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRES A 6020, Faculte de Medecine de Marseille, 13385 Marseille Cedex, France
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 10:95-102. 2003..by molecular techniques), 11 patients with chronic Bartonella quintana bacteremia, and 10 patients with cat scratch disease. Patients with IE were Western blot positive in 49 of 51 cases, and significant cross-reactivity with three ..
- Cat scratch disease from a domestic dogTun Chieh Chen
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
J Formos Med Assoc 106:S65-68. 2007b>Cat scratch disease (CSD), caused by Bartonella henselae, is a zoonosis and characterized by self-limited lymphadenopathy. It is transmitted commonly by scratch or bite from cats or kitten...
- Seroprevalence of antibodies to Bartonella henselae in patients with cat scratch disease and in healthy controls: evaluation and comparison of two commercial serological testsA Sander
Abteilung Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Klinikum der Universität Freiburg, Germany
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 5:486-90. 1998..henselae is a widely accepted diagnostic procedure for laboratory confirmation of the diagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD). In this study a commercially available indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) based on B...
- The agent of bacillary angiomatosis. An approach to the identification of uncultured pathogensD A Relman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Calif
N Engl J Med 323:1573-80. 1990..The agent is often visualized in tissue sections of lesions with Warthin-Starry staining, but the bacillus has not been successfully cultured or identified. This bacillus may also cause cat scratch disease.
- Syndrome of Rochalimaea henselae adenitis suggesting cat scratch diseaseM J Dolan
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
Ann Intern Med 118:331-6. 1993To describe a clinical syndrome of cat scratch disease caused by Rochalimaea henselae, including methods for isolation of the organism from tissue and for identification.
- Detection of antibodies to Bartonella henselae in clinically diagnosed cat scratch diseaseJ P Flexman
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Perth Hospital, WA
Med J Aust 166:532-5. 1997To determine the usefulness of an indirect immunoflourescence antibody test for antibodies to Bartonella henselae in diagnosing cat scratch disease (CSD).
- Macular hole in cat scratch diseaseThomas A Albini
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Ophthalmol 140:149-51. 2005To report the development of a macular hole as a complication of cat scratch disease.
- Clinical implication of prolonged fever in children with cat scratch diseaseKumiko Tsujino
Department of Pathology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755 8505, Japan
J Infect Chemother 10:227-33. 2004b>Cat scratch disease, caused by Bartonella henselae, typically presents with a localized lymphadenopathy with a brief period of fever and general symptoms...
- Cat-scratch disease in elderly patientsRonen Ben-Ami
Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Clin Infect Dis 41:969-74. 2005..Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly contracted by children and young adults. To our knowledge, CSD in elderly patients has never been characterized, and it may be underrecognized in this age group...
- Prevalence of serologic evidence of cat scratch disease in patients with neuroretinitisE B Suhler
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97035, USA
Ophthalmology 107:871-6. 2000..To determine the prevalence of Bartonella henselae seropositivity in patients with a clinical diagnosis of neuroretinitis...
- Circulating cytokines in patients with cat scratch diseaseN G Papadopoulos
Research Laboratories, Second Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Clin Infect Dis 33:e54-6. 2001..IL-6, and IL-10, measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, were significantly higher in patients with cat scratch disease (CSD) than in healthy control subjects; no induction of IL-12 was observed, and levels of interferon-gamma ..
- Musculoskeletal manifestations of cat scratch diseaseEran Maman
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Dana Children s Hospital
Clin Infect Dis 45:1535-40. 2007Musculoskeletal manifestations (MMs) are considered to be rare in cat scratch disease (CSD) and are not well characterized. We aimed to study MMs of CSD.
- Cat scratch disease causing hepatic masses after liver transplantKavitha R Thudi
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
Liver Int 27:145-8. 2007Hepatic cat scratch disease is rarely reported in liver transplant recipients and has never been reported with discrete liver lesions in the graft...
- Serological response to "Rochalimaea henselae" antigen in suspected cat-scratch diseaseR L Regnery
Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Lancet 339:1443-5. 1992..These data suggest that the R henselae IFA test, or other serological assays based on R henselae, may be useful for diagnosis of CSD...
- [Hepatosplenic localization of cat scratch disease: two cases in immunocompetent adult patients]D Family-Pigné
Service de Medecine Interne, Hopital Henri Mondor, 51, Avenue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94000 Creteil, France
Rev Med Interne 27:772-5. 2006..However systemic clinical presentations are described in immunodeficient adults (bacillary angiomatosis, bacillary splenitis) and are less common in immunocompetent ones...
- Systemic cat scratch diseaseHui Min Liao
Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
J Formos Med Assoc 105:674-9. 2006Systemic cat scratch disease (CSD) is often associated with prolonged fever and microabscesses in the liver and/or spleen. We report a case of systemic CSD with hepatic, splenic and renal involvement in an aboriginal child in Taiwan...
- Unsuspected extralymphocutaneous dissemination in febrile cat scratch diseaseA Fretzayas
2nd Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children's Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
Scand J Infect Dis 33:599-603. 2001b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) commonly manifests as regional self-limited lymphadenitis. However, dissemination of the infection to distant multiple sites may occur even in immunocompetent patients...
- Bartonella henselae infection mimicking a splenic lymphomaD Ghez
Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, , , Garches, France
Scand J Infect Dis 33:935-6. 2001..Splenic cat-scratch disease is an exceptional diagnosis in adults and can easily be mistaken for a splenic lymphoma, thereby leading to an unnecessary splenectomy...
- Isolated splenic cat scratch disease in an immunocompetent adult womanJacob Gilad
Department of Internal Medicine E, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty for Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Clin Infect Dis 36:e10-3. 2003We report a case of isolated splenic cat scratch disease in an immunocompetent woman. The clinical presentation of prolonged fever, night sweats, weakness, and intrasplenic lesions was highly suggestive of lymphoma...
- Improved culture from lymph nodes of patients with cat scratch disease and genotypic characterization of Bartonella henselae isolates in AustraliaPierre Edouard Fournier
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
J Clin Microbiol 40:3620-4. 2002..1%) from Australian patients clinically suspected of having cat scratch disease by amplification of a fragment of the htrA gene. We isolated 17 B. henselae strains (20...
- Study of genotypes and virB4 secretion gene of Bartonella henselae strains from patients with clinically defined cat scratch diseaseSophie Woestyn
Microbiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Louvain, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium
J Clin Microbiol 42:1420-7. 2004Bartonella henselae is the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), which usually presents as a self-limiting lymphadenopathy. Occasionally, the bacteria will spread and be responsible for tissue and visceral involvement. Two B...
- Beyond cat scratch disease: widening spectrum of Bartonella henselae infectionTodd A Florin
Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Pediatrics 121:e1413-25. 2008Bartonella henselae was discovered a quarter of a century ago as the causative agent of cat scratch disease, a clinical entity described in the literature for more than half a century...
- Cat scratch disease and other zoonotic Bartonella infectionsBruno B Chomel
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
J Am Vet Med Assoc 224:1270-9. 2004
- Isolated splenic cat scratch diseaseLouis Bernard
Clin Infect Dis 37:860; author reply 860-1. 2003
- From cat scratch disease to endocarditis, the possible natural history of Bartonella henselae infectionFrédérique Gouriet
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille Cedex 05, France
BMC Infect Dis 7:30. 2007..To date, none of the reported patients have had a history of typical cat scratch disease (CSD) which is also a manifestation of infection with B. henselae.
- Cat scratch disease in JapanMasato Tsukahara
Faculty of Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755 8554, Japan
J Infect Chemother 8:321-5. 2002
- [Cat scratch disease with hepatosplenic involvement]D S Romero Ramírez
An Pediatr (Barc) 61:450-1. 2004
- Epidemiology of cat-scratch disease hospitalizations among children in the United StatesMary G Reynolds
Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:700-4. 2005..Infections can, however, be accompanied by focal or diffuse inflammatory responses (atypical CSD) involving neurologic, organ (liver/spleen), lymphatic or skeletal systems...
- Immunohistochemical study of lymph nodes in patients with cat scratch diseaseYing You Lin
Graduate Institute of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
J Formos Med Assoc 105:911-7. 2006Bartonella henselaeis the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), manifesting as fever and acute regional lymphadenopathy...
- Detection of bartonella henselae DNA by polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease: a case reportJu Young Chung
Department of Pediatrics, Sanggyepaik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
J Korean Med Sci 20:888-91. 2005We report a case of cat scratch disease caused by Bartonella henselae in Korea. A 25-yr-old woman developed left cervical lymphadenopathy with history of contact with a dog...
- Long-term serological analysis and clinical follow-up of patients with cat scratch diseaseEinat Metzkor-Cotter
Bernard Pridan Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Clin Infect Dis 37:1149-54. 2003A highly specific enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was recently described for use in the diagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD). However, data regarding EIA antibody kinetics or its correlation with long-term clinical follow-up data are lacking...
- PET scan-positive cat scratch disease in a patient with T cell lymphoblastic lymphomaWoondong Jeong
Arlin Cancer Institute and New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
Leuk Res 29:591-4. 2005..This was pathologically proven to be cat scratch disease. This case suggests that in the immunocompromised patients who had history of lymphoma, infectious etiology ..
- Comparison of in-house and commercial slides for detection by immunofluorescence of immunoglobulins G and M against Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintanaM Maurin
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 9:1004-9. 2002..henselae infections causing cat scratch disease (CSD), chronic bacteremia, or endocarditis...
- Detection by immunofluorescence assay of Bartonella henselae in lymph nodes from patients with cat scratch diseaseJ M Rolain
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020A, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 10:686-91. 2003..At a cutoff titer of 64, the sensitivity of the IFA was 86.8% and the specificity was 74.1%. Diagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD) may be improved, with a specificity of 100%, when the two tests (IFD and IFA) were negative; the ..
- Cat scratch disease: an unusual cause of facial palsy and partial ptosis: case reportKandasamy Ganesan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, England
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 63:869-72. 2005
- Co-infection with Esptein-Barr virus and Bartonella henselae resulting in systemic bartonellosisLiana Signorini
Clinic of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
J Infect 45:206-7. 2002
- Cat scratch disease mimicking Richter's Syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemiaMohammad Razaq
Department of Hematology, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA
Leuk Lymphoma 46:443-5. 2005..Instead it showed findings consistent with cat scratch disease (CSD), later confirmed by serology...
- Cat scratch disease: analysis of 130 seropositive casesKyoko Murakami
Department of Pathology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755 8554, Japan
J Infect Chemother 8:349-52. 2002To clarify the clinical manifestations of cat scratch disease (CSD), we evaluated a total of 130 seropositive patients with CSD. The patients' ages ranged from 1 to 68 years; 103 (79.2%) were under 18 years of age...
- Limited diversity among human isolates of Bartonella henselaeB Dillon
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2145, Australia
J Clin Microbiol 40:4691-9. 2002..They strengthen arguments for careful exploration of genotype-phenotype relationships and for the development of a multilocus enzyme electrophoresis and multilocus sequence typing-based approach to the phylogeny of B. henselae...
- Experimental infection of specific pathogen free (SPF) cats with two different strains of bartonella henselae type I: a comparative studyKazuhiro Yamamoto
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Vet Res 33:669-84. 2002Domestic cats are the reservoir of Bartonella henselae, the main causative agent of cat scratch disease. We compared B. henselae type I infection characteristics in 6 SPF cats infected with a feline strain (4...
- Genotypic characteristics of two serotypes of Bartonella henselaeBernard La Scola
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
J Clin Microbiol 40:2002-8. 2002..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...
- Transverse myelitis in 2 patients with Bartonella henselae infection (cat scratch disease)Peter Baylor
Department of Medicine, Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Fresno, CA 93703, USA
Clin Infect Dis 45:e42-5. 2007b>Cat scratch disease is usually a benign, self-limiting condition. Neurological manifestations are uncommon and may consist of encephalopathy, seizures, and coma...
- Cat scratch disease in Connecticut. Epidemiology, risk factors, and evaluation of a new diagnostic testK M Zangwill
Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333
N Engl J Med 329:8-13. 1993Although cat scratch disease is commonly diagnosed in patients who have unexplained regional lymphadenopathy after encounters with cats, its epidemiology and the risk factors for disease are not clearly defined, and there is no generally ..
- [Atypical cat scratch disease in an immunocompetent school-aged child]M J Dorado Moles
An Pediatr (Barc) 66:418-9. 2007
- DNA amplification for the diagnosis of cat-scratch disease in small-quantity clinical specimensB Avidor
Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Ichilov Hospital, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel-Aviv 64239, Israel
Am J Clin Pathol 115:900-9. 2001..Two of the 4 lymphadenitis samples and the 2 primary lesion specimens were PCR positive. The technique presented could facilitate CSD diagnosis from a wider range of clinical samples...
- Lymphadenopathy in a novel mouse model of Bartonella-induced cat scratch disease results from lymphocyte immigration and proliferation and is regulated by interferon-alpha/betaStefanie Kunz
Immunologie und Hygiene, Universitatsklinikum Erlangen, Wasserturmstrasse 3 5, Erlangen, Germany
Am J Pathol 172:1005-18. 2008In immunocompetent humans, cat scratch disease (CSD) is elicited by the Gram-negative bacterium Bartonella henselae and is characterized by a benign regional lymphadenopathy, the pathogenesis of which is poorly understood...
- Chronic active myocarditis following acute Bartonella henselae infection (cat scratch disease)G R Meininger
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Am J Surg Pathol 25:1211-4. 2001..of a healthy young man who developed chronic active myocarditis after infection with Bartonella henselae (cat scratch disease). He progressed to severe heart failure and underwent orthotopic heart transplantation...
- Enzyme immunoassay for the diagnosis of cat-scratch disease defined by polymerase chain reactionM Giladi
Bernard Pridan Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
Clin Infect Dis 33:1852-8. 2001..Results of this study indicate that the EIA described herein can play an important role in the serodiagnosis of CSD, although improvement of the sensitivity, particularly that of the IgM, would be desirable...
- Emergence of distinct genetic variants in the population of primary Bartonella henselae isolatesMardjan Arvand
Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Hygiene, Universitat Rostock, Schillingallee 70, D 18057 Rostock, Germany
Microbes Infect 8:1315-20. 2006..Generation of genetic variants by B. henselae may represent an escape mechanism to circumvent the host specific immune responses...
- Natural history of Bartonella infections (an exception to Koch's postulate)V Jacomo
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS, UPRESA 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Blvd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 9:8-18. 2002
- Characterization of the natural population of Bartonella henselae by multilocus sequence typingJ Iredell
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
J Clin Microbiol 41:5071-9. 2003..henselae strains and suggesting that recombination has a role in shaping the genetic character of bartonellae...
- Comparison of different DNA fingerprinting techniques for molecular typing of Bartonella henselae isolatesA Sander
Abteilung Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Klinikum der Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
J Clin Microbiol 36:2973-81. 1998..Our results suggest that the genetic heterogeneity of B. henselae strains is high. The methods applied were found useful for typing B. henselae isolates, providing tools for epidemiological and clinical follow-up studies...
- MR signal changes in a child with cat scratch disease encephalopathy and status epilepticusKazumasa Ogura
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Obama Hospital, Fukui Medical University, Fukui 910 1193, Japan
Eur Neurol 51:109-10. 2004
- Cat scratch disease with lymphadenitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, and spleen abscessesJ M Rolain
Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR A 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:397-403. 2003In this report we describe a 30-year old male patient with vertebral osteomyelitis and spleen abscesses with cat scratch disease. The diagnosis was made on the basis of molecular detection of Bartonella henselae either on lymph node ..
- Epilepsia partialis continua in cat scratch diseaseMonica Puligheddu
Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, SS 554, Bivio Sestu, 09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
Seizure 13:191-5. 2004b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a world-wide, diffuse, non-epidemic infection caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Bartonella henselae...
- Feline bartonellosis and cat scratch diseaseEdward B Breitschwerdt
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Dipl ACVIM, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
Vet Immunol Immunopathol 123:167-71. 2008..As fleas are involved in the transmission among cats, the use of acaracide products to eliminate fleas from the environment is of critical importance to decrease the risk of B. henselae transmission among cats and to humans...
- The role of the host immune response in pathogenesis of Bartonella henselaeSandra Resto-Ruiz
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa 33612, USA
DNA Cell Biol 22:431-40. 2003..henselae has been proposed. Here, the current status of the role of the immune response in both controlling infection and in B. henselae-triggered immunopathogenesis is presented...
- Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in AIDS: association with Rochalimaea henselae infectionJ B Peter
Specialty Laboratories, Inc, Santa Monica, California 90404, USA
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 1:115-6. 1994b>Cat scratch disease, which is caused by infection with Rochalimaea henselae, is often manifested as lymphadenopathy. R. henselae has also been isolated from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients with bacillary angiomatosis...
- Detection of Rochalimaea henselae DNA in specimens from cat scratch disease patients by PCRB Anderson
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
J Clin Microbiol 32:942-8. 1994..from 16 fresh (unfixed) lymph node biopsy specimens and nine aspirates from patients with clinical cat scratch disease (CSD) to assay for the presence of R. henselae or R. quintana DNA in these samples...
- Acute clinical disease in cats following infection with a pathogenic strain of Bartonella henselae (LSU16)K L O'Reilly
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
Infect Immun 67:3066-72. 1999Bartonella henselae is the causative agent of human cat scratch disease as well as several serious sequelae of infections, including bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary peliosis. Conflicting reports describe the pathogenesis of B...
- Diagnosis of cat scratch disease with Bartonella henselae infection in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues by two different PCR assaysXiang Qian
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
Diagn Mol Pathol 14:146-51. 2005b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) is commonly caused by Bartonella henselae infection. Clinical history and histologic findings are often insufficient to establish a definitive diagnosis of CSD...
- Cat scratch disease due to Bartonella henselae infection mimicking parotid malignancyV A Kempf
Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Eberhard Karls Universitat, Tubingen, Germany
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:732-3. 2001..The patient improved greatly upon antibiotic treatment and did not require surgery. Although uncommon, infection with Bartonella spp., particularly Bartonella henselae, should be included in the differential diagnosis of parotid tumors...
- Cat scratch disease and acute rejection after pediatric renal transplantationVikas R Dharnidharka
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Shands Children s Hospital and University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Pediatr Transplant 6:327-31. 2002b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) can lead to unexplained fever, generalized lymphadenopathy and organomegaly in immunocompetent individuals...
- Isolation of Bartonella henselae DNA from the peripheral blood of a patient with cat scratch disease up to 4 months after the cat scratch injuryMardjan Arvand
Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie, und Hygiene, Universitat Rostock, Schillingallee 70, 18057 Rostock, Germany
J Clin Microbiol 44:2288-90. 2006We report the case of a girl with cervical lymphadenitis and a persistent primary lesion of cat scratch disease (CSD)...
- Isolated hepatic involvement of cat scratch disease in immunocompetent adults: Enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, pathological findings, and molecular analysis--two casesGiuseppina Marino Marsilia
Department of Pathology, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy
Int J Surg Pathol 14:349-54. 2006Visceral involvement in absence of lymphadenopathy is a rare manifestation in cat scratch disease; hepatic granulomas are rare, representing 0...
- [Cat scratch disease]M A Martín Díaz
An Pediatr (Barc) 65:506-8. 2006
- Adult systemic cat scratch disease associated with therapy for hepatitis CZahida Bhatti
Infectious Disease Division, VA Western New York Healthcare System, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York 14215, USA
BMC Infect Dis 7:8. 2007We describe the first case of systemic cat scratch disease in a patient receiving peginterferon alpha-2a and ribavirin for treatment of hepatitis C...
- A report of cat scratch disease in Korea confirmed by PCR amplification of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic region of Bartonella henselaeBorum Suh
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Korean J Lab Med 30:34-7. 2010We report a case of cat scratch disease in an 8-yr-old girl who presented with fever and enlargement of both axillary lymph nodes. Both aerobic and anaerobic cultures of the lymph node aspirate were negative for microbial growth...
- Analysis of data in 30 patients with cat scratch disease without lymphadenopathyHidehiro Tsuneoka
Faculty of Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755 8505, Japan
J Infect Chemother 12:224-6. 2006The prominent clinical manifestation of cat scratch disease is regional lymphadenopathy at the site of the cat scratch or bite, associated with fever or general symptoms...
- Bartonella spp. as emerging human pathogensB E Anderson
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa 33612, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 10:203-19. 1997..Since that time, Bartonella species have been associated with cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and a variety of other disease syndromes...
- Confirmation of diagnosis of cat scratch disease by immunohistochemistryW Cheuk
Am J Surg Pathol 30:274-5. 2006
- High prevalence of antibodies to Bartonella henselae among Italian children without evidence of cat scratch diseaseFrancesco Massei
Dipartimento di Medicina della Procreazione e dell Età Evolutiva, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Clin Infect Dis 38:145-8. 2004..henselae infection. We found that B. henselae infection is common among children in central Italy, occurs early in life, is in most cases asymptomatic, and resolves spontaneously...
- Low prevalence of Bartonella henselae infections in Norwegian domestic and feral catsK Bergh
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
APMIS 110:309-14. 2002Bartonella henselae is the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD). This clinical entity is very rarely encountered in human medical practice in Norway. B...
- [Two patients with Bartonella henselae infection from a dog]I Murano
Department of Pediatrics, Yamaguchi Prefectural Central Hospital
Kansenshogaku Zasshi 75:808-11. 2001..Careful review of suspected CSD victims' history of contact with animals is important in making a prompt diagnosis of B. henselae infection...
- Rapid polymerase chain reaction-based confirmation of cat scratch disease and Bartonella henselae infectionBen Margolis
Department of Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill 60153, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:706-10. 2003b>Cat scratch disease (CSD) commonly occurs secondary to Bartonella henselae infection, and the diagnosis has traditionally been made by microscopic findings, the identification of organisms by cytochemistry, and clinical history...
- Serodiagnosis of cat scratch disease: response to Bartonella henselae in children and a review of diagnostic methodsA Sander
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Freiburg, Germany
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:392-401. 2001In this study, sera from 116 children without clinical evidence of cat scratch disease (CSD) and sera from 19 children with CSD were investigated by two different immunofluorescent assays (test A and test B) to evaluate the ..
- Bartonellosis: suggestive case reports in adult and pediatric patients and therapeutic issuesRoberto Manfredi
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, S Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
Braz J Infect Dis 10:411-5. 2006....
- [Endocarditis due to Bartonella spp. Three new clinical cases and Spanish literature review]Jose Antonio Oteo
Area de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Complejo Hospitalario San Millán San Pedro de La Rioja, Hospital de La Rioja, Logrono, Espana
Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 24:297-301. 2006..Infections by Bartonella spp. include a wide spectrum of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as culture-negative endocarditis...
- An unusual outcome in a child with hepatosplenic cat-scratch diseaseDalibor Vukelic
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Dr Fran Mihaljevic, Zagreb, Croatia
Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:615-8. 2006..henselae in immunocompetent children. We report a case of a 6-year-old boy with the hepatosplenic form of cat-scratch disease. Despite early diagnosis and long-term antimicrobial treatment, splenectomy could not be avoided...
- [Unusual manifestations of Bartonella infections]I Tokodi
Orv Hetil 142:2197-200. 2001The authors review the cases of two patients with an atypical form of cat scratch disease. The first case exhibited ileocoecal and hepatoportal lymphadenitis, and the second case the emerging symptoms of a non-specific granulomatous ..
- Cat-scratch disease in veterinary-associated populations and in its cat reservoir in TaiwanChao Chin Chang
Graduate Institute of Veterinary Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Vet Res 37:565-77. 2006..Our study further suggested that using only direct PCR of 16S-23S rRNA intergenic region or the combination of the PCR method and indirect immuno-fluorescence test will be useful to diagnose Bartonella-free cats...
- Antimicrobial susceptibility of Bartonella henselae using Etest methodologyS Pendle
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia
J Antimicrob Chemother 57:761-3. 2006..Previous descriptions of antimicrobial susceptibility have been largely limited to feline isolates and/or laboratory reference strains, with no accounting for genotypic or phenotypic diversity...
- [Determination of antibody titer to Bartonella henselae by indirect fluorescence antibody assay using B. henselae from domestic cats as antigen]Hidehiro Tsuneoka
Department of Clinical Laboratory, Yamaguchi Kouseiren Nagato Hospital
Kansenshogaku Zasshi 79:826-8. 2005
- Images in emergency medicine. Parinaud's oculoglandular syndromeKari A Lemme
Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Ann Emerg Med 46:406, 423. 2005
- Cat scratch diseaseAlexander Williams
St Thomas Health Centre, Exeter EX4 1HJ
BMJ 324:1199-200. 2002
- [Diagnostic tests: Cat-scratch disease]Soichi Maruyama
Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University
Nihon Rinsho 63:237-40. 2005
- [Bartonella infection]E Miftode
Facultatea de MedicinÄƒ, ,
Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi 105:486-9. 2001....
- The expanded spectrum of bartonellosis in childrenFrancesco Massei
Department of Procreative Medicine and Child Development, Division of Pediatrics, University of Pisa Hospital, Italy
Infect Dis Clin North Am 19:691-711. 2005..A careful clinical history researching an intimate contact with a kitten associated with a specific serology and an abdominal ultrasound for typical hepatosplenic involvement may follow a rapid and accurate diagnosis...
- Disseminated Bartonella infection following liver transplantationHugo Bonatti
Transplant Center, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Transpl Int 19:683-7. 2006Bartonella henselae has not only been identified as the causative agent of cat scratch disease, but it is also associated with other significant infectious syndromes in the immunocompromised population. We describe two cases of B...
- [Bartonella henselae and its infections]Bekir Celebi
Refik Saydam Hıfzıssıhha Merkezi Başkanlığı, Salgin Hastaliklar Araştirma Müdürlügü, Bakteriyel Zoonozlar Araştirma Laboratuvari, Ankara
Mikrobiyol Bul 42:163-75. 2008..feline reservoir host and is the most important zoonotic species as the cause of human diseases including cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, bacillary peliosis, bacteraemia, endocarditis and neurological disorders...
- Familial occurrence of cat-scratch disease, with varying clinical expressionAlice Tung Wan Song
Division of Infectious Diseases, Clinicas Hospital of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Scand J Infect Dis 39:728-30. 2007..We present a report of B. henselae infection transmitted by the same kitten to 4 different individuals, each with different clinical characteristics, treatment, and evolution...
- Characterization of an immunogenic outer membrane autotransporter protein, Arp, of Bartonella henselaeChristine M Litwin
Section of Clinical Immunology, Microbiology and Virology, Department of Pathology, 50 N Medical Drive, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
Infect Immun 75:5255-63. 2007Bartonella henselae is a recently recognized pathogenic bacterium associated with cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and bacillary peliosis...
- Recurrent expressive aphasia as a presentation of cat-scratch encephalopathyJames W Fox
Children s Hospital of Akron, Division of Emergency Medicine, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308, USA
Pediatrics 119:e760-3. 2007..Cat-scratch encephalopathy must be considered in the differential diagnoses when pediatric patients present with unusual neurologic symptoms...
- Hepatosplenic cat-scratch feverFederico R Laham
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Lancet Infect Dis 8:140. 2008
- [Serous macular detachment as an atypical sign in cat scratch disease]V M Asensio-Sánchez
Hospital General, Medina del Campo, Valladolid, Espana
Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 81:717-9. 2006..1 visual acuity in the left eye associated with a serous retinal detachment of the macula as the only ocular manifestation of cat scratch disease. This diagnosis was made by serum antibody titers and the clinical course.
- [Cat-scratch disease. Review of eight adult patients hospitalized for fever or adenopathy]Gonzalo Eymin
Departamento de Medicina Interna, Hospital Clinico, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Rev Med Chil 134:1243-8. 2006..Cat-scratch disease is common among children. Among adults the disease is less often considered in the differential diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes and fever...
- Hemin Receptor Gene Family of Bartonella quintanaMICHAEL MINNICK; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- BARTONELLA--A MODEL FOR AN AIDS OPPORTUNISTIC PATHOGENJane Koehler; Fiscal Year: 2002..fatal infections such as bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatitis, relapsing bacteremia, endocarditis, cat scratch disease, neuroretinitis and encephalopathy...
- MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF ROCHALIMAEA ANTIGENSBurt Anderson; Fiscal Year: 1999....
- Pediatric Transplant Infections and OutcomesVikas Dharnidharka; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..