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Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis 

Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis
Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis

Emmanouil Angelakis

, Didier Raoult

, and Jean-Marc Rolain



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.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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