Bartonella Infections

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Infectious Agent

Gram-negative bacteria in the genus Bartonella . Human illness is primarily caused by Bartonella henselae (cat-scratch disease [CSD]), B. quintana (trench fever), and B. bacilliformis (Carrión disease). A variety of Bartonella spp. can cause culture-negative endocarditis; other clinical syndromes due to Bartonella spp. such as ocular disease, osteomyelitis, and encephalitis have been reported. Additional Bartonella spp. that cause human illness have been described recently.

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Infectious Agent

Gram-negative bacteria in the genus Bartonella . Human illness is primarily caused by Bartonella henselae (cat-scratch disease [CSD]), B. quintana (trench fever), and B. bacilliformis (Carrión disease). A variety of Bartonella spp. can cause culture-negative endocarditis; other clinical syndromes due to Bartonella spp. such as ocular disease, osteomyelitis, and encephalitis have been reported. Additional Bartonella spp. that cause human illness have been described recently.

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