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Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis 

Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis

Chapter:
Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis
Author(s):

Emmanouil Angelakis

, Didier Raoult

, and Jean-Marc Rolain

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070642_update_001

Update:

Genetics—transfer of plasmid from bartonella to other bacteria has been demonstrated for the first time.

Epidemiology—B. alsatica has been detected in a lymph node of a patient being bitten by a rabbit and in rabbit fleas.

B. quintana has been detected in head louse nits of a homeless man.

B. henselae has been identified in skin biopsy from patients with cat scratch disease.

Identification—MALDI-TOF is an accurate rapid diagnostic tool for bartonella species.

Further reading—references updated.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 August 2017

Bartonella species are Gram-negative bacilli or coccobacilli belonging to the α2 subgroup of Proteobacteria that are closely related to the genera Brucella and Agrobacterium. Each persists in particular mammalian hosts, with transmission to humans primarily mediated by haematophagous arthropods. A remarkable feature of the genus ...

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