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    Prolonged course of hepatic granulomatous disease due to Bartonella henselae infection.
    Acta Gastroenterol Belg 2016 Sep-Dec;79(4):497-499
    Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is an emerging zoonosis caused by Bartonella henselae. The disease is usually self-limiting and typically presents in about 90% of all cases as a subacute regional lymphadenopathy. We present a case report of an unusual CSD presentation, persistent hepatic granulomatous disease due to Bartonella henselae infection despite combination therapy with doxycycline and rifampicin. Read More

    Disseminated cat-scratch disease presenting as nausea, diarrhea, and weight loss without fever in a heart transplant recipient.
    Transpl Infect Dis 2017 Feb 15. Epub 2017 Feb 15.
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
    We report the case of an afebrile 59-year-old heart transplant recipient presenting with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and diffuse lymphadenopathy. Lymph node biopsies revealed non-caseating granulomatous inflammation. Cat-scratch disease was confirmed by serologic studies, Warthin-Starry staining, and polymerase chain reaction testing of lymph node tissue. Read More

    Diverse Clinical Signs of Ocular Involvement in Cat Scratch Disease.
    Turk J Ophthalmol 2017 Jan 17;47(1):9-17. Epub 2017 Jan 17.
    İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Objectives: To describe ocular manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of cat scratch disease.

    Materials And Methods: Clinical records of patients with ocular cat scratch disease were reviewed.

    Results: Thirteen eyes of 10 patients (7 female, 3 male) with a mean age of 26. Read More

    Dynamics of Co-Infection with Bartonella henselae Genotypes I and II in Naturally Infected Cats: Implications for Feline Vaccine Development.
    Microb Ecol 2017 Feb 2. Epub 2017 Feb 2.
    Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0654, USA.
    Bartonella henselae is an emerging bacterial pathogen causing cat-scratch disease and potentially fatal bacillary angiomatosis in humans. Bacteremic cats constitute a large reservoir for human infection. Although feline vaccination is a potential strategy to prevent human infection, selection of appropriate B. Read More

    Prevalence of Bartonella species infections in cats in Southern Germany.
    Vet Rec 2017 Jan 27. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine, LMU Munich, Veterinaerstrasse 13, Munich 80539, Germany.
    Bartonella species are zoonotic pathogens, and infections in cats are common. However, prevalence in cats in Southern Germany is still unknown. Therefore, prevalence of Bartonella species DNA in blood of 479 Southern German cats was determined using a previously published conventional PCR targeting a fragment of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region. Read More

    The utility of a country-specific Bartonella henselae antigen in an IgM-indirect fluorescent antibody assay for the improved diagnosis of cat scratch disease.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2016 Oct 11. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8505, Japan.
    Bartonella henselae strains genetically differ among nations. The utility of Japanese-specific YH-01 strain was investigated in developing indirect fluorescence antibody assay (IFA) for IgM in comparison with conventional IFA employing Houston-1 strain by testing 100 Japanese patients suspected of cat scratch disease. The country-specific IFA greatly improved the accuracy of diagnosis. Read More

    Corticosteroid Treatment for Prolonged Fever in Hepatosplenic Cat-Scratch Disease.
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2016 Dec 1:9922816684606. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    1 Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA.
    Hepatosplenic cat-scratch disease (CSD) may cause prolonged fever. We present the case of a 4-year-old boy with confirmed hepatosplenic CSD with fever lasting 3 months despite use of multiple different antimicrobial agents. The patient became afebrile soon after corticosteroid therapy was started. Read More

    Cat-Scratch Disease: A Pitfall for Lymphoma Evaluation by FDG-PET/CT.
    Clin Nucl Med 2017 Feb;42(2):106-107
    From the *Nuclear Medicine Department, †Hematology Department, and ‡Histopathology Department, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Université de Lyon 1, France.
    FDG-PET/CT is a standard of care in staging and response assessment of Hodgkin lymphoma. Hence, it is important to recognize pitfalls owing to the potential therapeutic impact. We report a case of a 29-year-old woman affected by stage III bulky Hodgkin lymphoma. Read More

    Prevalence, hematological findings and genetic diversity of Bartonella spp. in domestic cats from Valdivia, Southern Chile.
    Parasitology 2016 Dec 12:1-10. Epub 2016 Dec 12.
    Departamento de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias,Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCAV/UNESP),Jaboticabal, SP,Brazil.
    The present study determined the prevalence, hematological findings and genetic diversity of Bartonella spp. in domestic cats from Valdivia, Southern Chile. A complete blood count and nuoG gene real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) for Bartonella spp. Read More

    Pet-Related Infections.
    Am Fam Physician 2016 Nov;94(10):794-802
    School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Langford, United Kingdom.
    Physicians and veterinarians have many opportunities to partner in promoting the well-being of people and their pets, especially by addressing zoonotic diseases that may be transmitted between a pet and a human family member. Common cutaneous pet-acquired zoonoses are dermatophytosis (ringworm) and sarcoptic mange (scabies), which are both readily treated. Toxoplasmosis can be acquired from exposure to cat feces, but appropriate hygienic measures can minimize the risk to pregnant women. Read More

    Final Diagnosis in Patients Referred with a Diagnosis of Neuroretinitis.
    Neuroophthalmology 2015 Dec 14;39(6):266-270. Epub 2015 Dec 14.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Monastir , Monastir, Tunisia.
    The purpose of this study was to determine final diagnosis of patients referred with a diagnosis of neuroretinitis. A retrospective study of 40 patients with optic disc oedema with macular star (ODOMS) referred with a diagnosis of neuroretinitis was conducted. The final diagnosis was neuroretinitis in 26 patients (65%), with most of these patients (96. Read More

    The crystal structure of dihydrodipicolinate reductase from the human-pathogenic bacterium Bartonella henselae strain Houston-1 at 2.3 Å resolution.
    Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun 2016 Dec 25;72(Pt 12):885-891. Epub 2016 Nov 25.
    Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603, USA.
    In bacteria, the second committed step in the diaminopimelate/lysine anabolic pathways is catalyzed by the enzyme dihydrodipicolinate reductase (DapB). DapB catalyzes the reduction of dihydrodipicolinate to yield tetrahydrodipicolinate. Here, the cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of DapB from the human-pathogenic bacterium Bartonella henselae, the causative bacterium of cat-scratch disease, are reported. Read More

    Novel Approach for Evaluation of Bacteroides fragilis Protective Role against Bartonella henselae Liver Damage in Immunocompromised Murine Model.
    Front Microbiol 2016 7;7:1750. Epub 2016 Nov 7.
    Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Federico II University Medical SchoolNaples, Italy; CEINGE-Advanced BiotechnologiesNaples, Italy.
    Bartonella henselae is a gram-negative facultative intracellular bacterium and is the causative agent of cat-scratch disease. Our previous data have established that Bacteroides fragilis colonization is able to prevent B. henselae damages through the polysaccharide A (PSA) in an experimental murine model. Read More

    Cat Scratch Disease: Expanded Spectrum.
    Ocul Oncol Pathol 2016 Oct 1;2(4):246-250. Epub 2016 Jul 1.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Cole Eye Institute, Ohio, USA.
    Background: To expand the spectrum of ophthalmic manifestations in cat scratch disease.

    Methods: Case report.

    Results: A 7-year-old male was referred for evaluation of his left optic disc after failing vision screening test at school. Read More

    Status Epilepticus Due to Cat Scratch Disease: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Thoughts on Pathogenesis.
    Pediatr Emerg Care 2016 Nov;32(11):789-791
    From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; †Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine; ‡Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC; and §Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.
    Despite the publication of a number of case reports since the 1950s, physician awareness of the unique relationship between cat scratch disease (CSD) and acute encephalopathy remains limited. This report alerts emergency medicine physicians to include CSD encephalopathy (CSDE) in the differential diagnosis when a previously healthy child presents with status epilepticus. Prompt recognition of this relationship impacts the selection of initial diagnostic studies and antibiotic choices and permits reliable insight into prognosis. Read More

    Bartonella henselae Infective Endocarditis Detected by a Prolonged Blood Culture.
    Intern Med 2016;55(20):3065-3067. Epub 2016 Oct 15.
    Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital, Japan.
    A 65-year-old Japanese man was admitted with a 4-month history of fatigue and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a vegetation on the aortic valve and severe aortic regurgitation. Accordingly, infective endocarditis and heart failure were diagnosed. Read More

    Thoracic osteomyelitis and epidural abscess formation due to cat scratch disease: case report.
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 2016 Dec 23;25(6):713-716. Epub 2016 Sep 23.
    Departments of 1 Neurological Surgery and.
    Osteomyelitis of the spine with associated spinal epidural abscess represents an uncommon entity in the pediatric population, requiring prompt evaluation and diagnosis to prevent neurological compromise. Cat scratch disease, caused by the pathogen Bartonella henselae, encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical presentations; however, an association with osteomyelitis and epidural abscess has been reported in only 4 other instances in the literature. The authors report a rare case of multifocal thoracic osteomyelitis with an epidural abscess in a patient with a biopsy-proven pathogen of cat scratch disease. Read More

    Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013.
    Emerg Infect Dis 2016 Oct;22(10):1741-6
    Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly preventable. More information about the epidemiology and extent of CSD would help direct prevention efforts to those at highest risk. To gain such information, we reviewed the 2005-2013 MarketScan national health insurance claims databases and identified patients <65 years of age with an inpatient admission or outpatient visit that included a CSD code from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. Read More

    [Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae in occupational risk persons].
    Rev Chilena Infectol 2016 Jun;33(3):355-7
    Laboratorio de Virología e Infectología Molecular, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
    Introduction: Bartonella henselae infection is a worldwide zoonosis with the domestic cat as reservoir. Although people with occupational contact with these pets are risk population only few studies of prevalence in them have been reported.

    Methods: A study of seroprevalence of B. Read More

    Role of Whole-Body MR with DWIBS in child's Bartonellosis.
    Clin Ter 2016 Jul-Aug;167(4):101-4
    Meyer Children's Hospital, Department of Radiology, Florence.
    Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonosis in children, result of infection by Bartonella henselae, a gram-negative bacillus. Infection is generally characterized by regional and self-limited lymphadenopathy after exposure to a scratch or bite from a cat. Rarely, B. Read More

    Ultrasound imaging as the basis of a clinical diagnosis of systemic bartonellosis in a patient after bone marrow transplantation. A case report.
    J Ultrason 2016 Jun 29;16(65):204-9. Epub 2016 Jun 29.
    Department of Transplantation, Children's University Hospital, Krakow, Poland.
    Infections in immunocompromised patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can have a severe and atypical course. Some opportunistic pathogens are difficult to detect in microbiological tests, and that is why treatment success depends on an accurate clinical diagnosis. This article presents a case of a 7-year-old girl with severe aplastic anemia treated with bone marrow transplantation with post-transplantation period complicated by persistent, hectic fever, with peak episodes of 39-40°C, lasting several weeks. Read More

    A retrospective evaluation of lymphadenopathy in children in a single center's experience.
    J Pak Med Assoc 2016 Jun;66(6):654-7
    Department of Paediatrics, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: To determine the causes of lymphadenopathies in children living in our region, and detect the frequency of malignant disease.

    Methods: Our study evaluated demographic characteristics, lymph node involvement sites, tests, and viral serologiesperformed to search for the presence of infection, and ultrasonographic, and histologic findings of 1700 children who were referred to the outpatient clinics of the Paediatric Diseases and Paediatric Surgery between January 2012, and January 2015.

    Results: Our study population consisted of 1003 (59 %) boys, and 697 (41 %) girls aged less than 18 years. Read More

    Cat Scratch Disease in a Renal Transplant Recipient.
    Prog Transplant 2016 Sep 16;26(3):227-30. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a disorder characterized by self-limited regional lymphadenopathy and fever. We reported a case of CSD in a kidney transplant recipient who presented with fever and lymphadenopathy. Lymph node biopsy demonstrated bacterial histiocytic lymphadenitis. Read More

    Encephalitis with convulsive status in an immunocompetent pediatric patient caused by Bartonella henselae.
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 2016 Jun 23;9(6):610-3. Epub 2016 Mar 23.
    Clínica Pediatrica, Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, Jirón Edgardo Rebagliati NO. 490 Jesús María, Lima, Peru.
    Cat scratch's disease caused by Bartonella henselae, is known to be a self-limited benign process in immunocompetent children. The association with neurologic manifestations is very uncommon especially in patient with no immunologic defects and in cases without specific treatment. A 7 years old male patient, without any immunocompromised defect, presented an atypic presentation of the cat scratch disease. Read More

    Disseminated cat-scratch disease in an adult with selective IgA deficiency.
    Radiol Case Rep 2016 Jun 8;11(2):54-7. Epub 2016 Apr 8.
    Department of Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4032, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.
    A 51-year-old man with history of undiagnosed pulmonary nodules 4 years prior, presented with right-sided chest pain. Acute cardiac workup was negative, and a chest computed tomography examination demonstrated marked improvement in bilateral pulmonary nodules. A concordant abdominal computed tomography examination showed new subcentimeter hypodense lesions throughout the liver and spleen, mild progressive abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy, and new small lytic lesions of T11 and L4 vertebrae. Read More

    Molecular identification and phylogenic analysis of Bartonella henselae isolated from Iranian cats based on gltA gene.
    Vet Res Forum 2016 15;7(1):69-72. Epub 2016 Mar 15.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran;
    One of the most important species of the Bartonella genus is B. henselae that causes a zoonotic infection, cat scratch disease (CSD). The main source of the bacteria is cat and the carrier is Ctenocephalides felis flea. Read More

    Cat scratch disease in 9-year-old patient - a case report.
    Pol Przegl Chir 2016 Mar;88(2):109-12
    Cat scratch disease (CSD) - bartonellosis, is zoonosis caused by the intracellular gram negativebacterium Bartonellahenselae or Bartonellaquintana. The pathogens of this disease enter the human body usually as a consequence of a bite or scratch by young cats which are the natural source of such bacteria. The illness proceeds asymptomatically or with topical symptoms of infection such as a lump, spot or blister. Read More

    Epitrochlear cat scratch disease: unique imaging features allowing differentiation from other soft tissue masses of the medial arm.
    Skeletal Radiol 2016 Sep 18;45(9):1227-34. Epub 2016 May 18.
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA.
    Objective: Evaluate anatomic and imaging features of epitrochlear regional adenopathy secondary to cat scratch disease (CSD) to assist differentiation of CSD from other soft tissue masses at the elbow.

    Materials And Methods: Retrospective review of 24 confirmed cases of CSD. Patient demographics, clinical presentation and radiographic (R; n = 10), CT (n = 3), ultrasound (US; n = 5), and MR (n = 21) images were reviewed. Read More

    [Molecular Epidemiology of Bartonella henselae in Stray and Sheltered Cats of Zaragoza, Spain].
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 2016 May 5;90:E5. Epub 2016 May 5.
    Departamento de Patología Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria de Zaragoza. Zaragoza. España.
    Objective: Bartonella henselae is responsible for the Cat Scratch Disease in humans, being it underdiagnosed. This study aims to detect and quantify the load of B. henselae DNA in oral and whole blood samples from stray and shelthered cats from Zaragoza (Spain), and analyze associations with epidemiological and clinical factors. Read More

    Disseminated cat-scratch disease: case report and review of the literature.
    Paediatr Int Child Health 2016 Jan 12:1-3. Epub 2016 Jan 12.
    b Department of Pediatrics , Chang Gung Memorial Hospital , Linkou , Taiwan.
    Cat scratch disease (CSD) can present as a systemic disease in 5-10% of cases and lead to various disease entities. A previously healthy 16-month-old boy presented with fever for 7 days without other obvious symptoms. Abdominal computed tomography scan demonstrated enlarged right inguinal lymph nodes and multiple small round hypodensities in the spleen. Read More

    Bartonella henselae in Italy: a rare seasonal infection.
    Minerva Pediatr 2016 Mar 23. Epub 2016 Mar 23.
    Department of Pediatrics, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy -
    Background: Symptomatic Bartonella henselae infection is considered rare in Europe. Cat fleas transmit the microorganism between cats, but their role in transmission of B. henselae to humans has not been defined. Read More

    Risk Factors for Bartonella species Infection in Blood Donors from Southeast Brazil.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Mar 21;10(3):e0004509. Epub 2016 Mar 21.
    Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.
    Bacteria from the genus Bartonella are emerging blood-borne bacteria, capable of causing long-lasting infection in marine and terrestrial mammals, including humans. Bartonella are generally well adapted to their main host, causing persistent infection without clinical manifestation. However, these organisms may cause severe disease in natural or accidental hosts. Read More

    Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome: A case report.
    Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2017 Jan 17;92(1):37-39. Epub 2016 Mar 17.
    Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Principado de Asturias, España.
    Clinical Case: A 33-year old woman presents with unilateral granulomatous conjunctivitis, ipsilateral regional lymphadenopathy and fever. A Bartonella henselae infection is demonstrated by indirect immunofluorescence, and a diagnosis of a Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome is established. Outcome after treatment with oral doxycycline is satisfactory. Read More

    Identification of Novel Zoonotic Activity of Bartonella spp., France.
    Emerg Infect Dis 2016 Mar;22(3):457-62
    Certain Bartonella species are known to cause afebrile bacteremia in humans and other mammals, including B. quintana, the agent of trench fever, and B. henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease. Read More

    [Eye and cat scratch disease: A case series].
    J Fr Ophtalmol 2016 Feb 8;39(2):164-70. Epub 2016 Feb 8.
    Service d'ophtalmologie, CHU de Dijon, 14, rue Paul-Gaffarel, 21000 Dijon, France; INRA, UMR1324, centre des sciences du goût et de l'alimentation, 21000 Dijon, France; CNRS, UMR6265, centre des sciences du goût et de l'alimentation, 21000 Dijon, France; Centre des sciences du goût et de l'alimentation, université de Bourgogne, 21000 Dijon, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Cat scratch disease is a pleiomorphic condition, sometimes with isolated ophthalmic involvement. We report the clinical observations of seven cases with ophthalmologic manifestations of cat scratch disease.

    Observations: There were seven patients, with a median age of 52 years, of whom five were women and three had unilateral involvement. Read More

    Development of a Highly Specific IgM Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Bartonella henselae Using Refined N-Lauroyl-Sarcosine-Insoluble Proteins for Serodiagnosis of Cat Scratch Disease.
    J Clin Microbiol 2016 Apr 10;54(4):1058-64. Epub 2016 Feb 10.
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan.
    The conventional anti-Bartonella henselaeIgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (IgM-ELISA) methods for diagnosing cat scratch disease (CSD) remain poor in both sensitivity and specificity. We sought to develop an IgM-ELISA with improved accuracy in the serodiagnosis of CSD by exploring the antigens that are most suitable for an ELISA. We prepared 5 different protein antigens: antigen I (sonicatedB. Read More

    Evaluation of Cat Scratch Disease Cases Reported from Turkey between 1996 and 2013 and Review of the Literature.
    Cent Eur J Public Health 2015 Jun;23(2):146-51
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Private Ümit Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey.
    Background: Cat scratch disease (CSD), the most common cause of chronic lymphadenopathy among children and adolescents, typically features regional lymphadenitis associated with inoculation site due to a cat scratch or bite.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review the articles related to CSD which were reported from Turkey in national and international journals in the last 18 years with a pooled-analysis method.

    Methods: The articles related to CSD were retrieved by search of four national (Ulakbim Turkish Medical Literature Databases) and three international databases (Pub-Med, Science Citation Index (SCI) and Google scholar). Read More

    Evaluation of peripheral lymphadenopathy with excisional biopsy: six-year experience.
    Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2015 1;8(11):15234-9. Epub 2015 Nov 1.
    Department of Family Medicine, Iskenderun State Hospital Hatay, Turkey.
    Background: Lymphadenopathy (LAP) may be the first symptom of many diseases. We aimed to investigate peripheral LAP results taken by excisional biopsy.

    Methods: Histopathological examination of 185 lymph node biopsy specimens were evaluated between January 2009 and April 2015 in Istanbul Private Ekin Pathology Laboratory, retrospectively. Read More

    The use of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) in dermatology.
    Folia Med Cracov 2015 ;55(1):35-41
    Department of Dermatology Jagiellonian University Medical College, Skawinska 8, Krakow, Poland.
    We analyzed publications and articles in the PubMed database about the use of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) in dermatology. Literature published in the English language, at least in the past two decades, was reviewed. Specific dermatologic indications for TMP-SMX are few but it is often used as the second- or third- line agent. Read More

    Cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from the human pathogenic bacterium Bartonella henselae strain Houston-1 at 2.1 Å resolution.
    Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun 2016 Jan 1;72(Pt 1):2-9. Epub 2016 Jan 1.
    Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603, USA.
    The enzyme dihydrodipicolinate synthase catalyzes the committed step in the synthesis of diaminopimelate and lysine to facilitate peptidoglycan and protein synthesis. Dihydrodipicolinate synthase catalyzes the condensation of L-aspartate 4-semialdehyde and pyruvate to synthesize L-2,3-dihydrodipicolinate. Here, the cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from the pathogenic bacterium Bartonella henselae, the causative bacterium of cat-scratch disease, are presented. Read More

    Retinal artery occlusion due to Bartonella henselae infection: a case series.
    Acta Ophthalmol 2016 Aug 8;94(5):e367-70. Epub 2016 Jan 8.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.
    Purpose: To report a case series of six patients suffering from branch retinal artery occlusion due to Bartonella henselae infection, in order to raise awareness to this etiology in the differential diagnosis of retinal artery occlusion.

    Methods: A retrospective case series of patients with branch retinal artery occlusion due to ocular cat scratch disease who presented at four tertiary medical centers in Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia between the years 2008-2014. Data retrieved from the medical records included demographic data, exposure, complaints, visual acuity, clinical findings and imaging, laboratory assessment, treatment, disease course and visual outcome. Read More

    Cat scratches, not bites, are associated with unipolar depression--cross-sectional study.
    Parasit Vectors 2016 Jan 5;9. Epub 2016 Jan 5.
    Department of Genome Integrity, Institute of Molecular Genetics ASCR, v.v.i, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Background: A recent study performed on 1.3 million patients showed a strong association between being bitten by a cat and probability of being diagnosed with depression. Authors suggested that infection with cat parasite Toxoplasma could be the reason for this association. Read More

    [Osteomyelitis in cat scratch disease: A case report and literature review].
    Arch Pediatr 2016 Feb 22;23(2):188-91. Epub 2015 Dec 22.
    Service de réanimation néonatale, hôpital Couple-Enfant-Grenoble, avenue Maquis-du-Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche, France.
    Introduction: Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by Bartonella henselae. The main clinical form is a lymphadenopathy with fever. However, uncommon bone involvement has been described. Read More

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