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    The cat did it: erythema nodosum and additional atypical presentations ofinfection in immunocompetent hosts.
    BMJ Case Rep 2018 Feb 16;2018. Epub 2018 Feb 16.
    Medicine, Laniado Hospital, Sanz Medical Centre, Netanya, Israel.
    A healthy patient presented with painful skin lesions on the anterior surface of her legs. Erythema nodosum was diagnosed but all the usual causes were ruled out. The finding of bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes with necrosis and granulomas led to the diagnosis ofinfection, an unusual cause of erythema nodosum. Read More

    Molecular Detection of,, andin Raccoon Dogs () in Korea.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Feb 12. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Research Institute BK21 Program for Veterinary Science and College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
    Anaplasmosis, cat-scratch disease, and Lyme disease are emerging vector-borne infectious diseases in Korea. Although the prevalence of vector-borne pathogens (VBPs) in domestic animals and vector arthropods has been documented, there is limited information on the presence of VBPs in wild animals. The raccoon dog (), a wild canid found in East Asia and Europe, represents a potential wildlife reservoir for zoonotic diseases. Read More

    Granulomatous diseases of the breast and axilla: radiological findings with pathological correlation.
    Insights Imaging 2018 Feb 5. Epub 2018 Feb 5.
    Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
    Objectives: This article reviews our experience and describes the literature findings of granulomatous diseases of the breast and axilla.

    Methods: After approval of the Institutional Review Board was obtained, the surgical pathological records from January 2000 to January 2017 were searched for the keyword granulomatous. Clinical, imaging and histology findings were reviewed by both a fellowship-trained radiologist and a breast-imaging consultant radiologist, reviewing 127 patients (age range, 32-86 years; 126 women and 1 man). Read More

    Lymphadenitis associated with cat-scratch disease simulating a neoplasm: Imaging findings with histopathological associations.
    Oncol Lett 2018 Jan 31;15(1):195-204. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Department of Radiology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310009, P.R. China.
    The lymphadenitis associated with cat-scratch disease (CSD) is often confused with neoplasms by a number of radiologists and clinicians, and consequently, unnecessary invasive procedures or surgeries are performed. In the present study, the contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of 10 patients (6 men and 4 women) with clinically and pathologically confirmed lymphadenitis associated with CSD were retrospectively analyzed (CT in 3 patients, MRI in 6 patients, and CT and MRI in 1 patient) at The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (Hangzhou, China) between January 2007 and November 2014. As a result, 17 enlarged lymph nodes were identified in 10 cases. Read More

    Fever of unknown origin and splenomegaly: A case report of blood culture negative endocarditis.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(50):e9197
    Institute of Internal Medicine.
    Rationale: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) can be determined by different conditions among which infectious diseases represent the main cause.

    Patient Concerns: A young woman, with a history of aortic stenosis, was admitted to our unit for a month of intermittent fever associated with a new diastolic heart murmur and splenomegaly. Laboratory tests were negative for infectious screening. Read More

    Fluctuating hypercalcaemia caused by cavitarypulmonary infection.
    BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 26.
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Munster, Ireland.
    Hypercalcaemia occurs in many granulomatous diseases. Among them, sarcoidosis and tuberculosis are the most common causes. Other causes include berylliosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, Crohn's disease, silicone-induced granulomas, cat-scratch disease, Wegener's granulomatosis andpneumonia. Read More

    [Bartonella henselae: Serological evidence in pediatric patients with clinical suspicion of cat scratch disease].
    Rev Argent Microbiol 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
    Servicio Bacteriología Especial, INEI-ANLIS «Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán», CABA, Argentina.
    Cat scratch disease (CSD) is caused by Bartonella henselae, which mainly affects children. The cat is the reservoir. The laboratory diagnosis is based on the detection of antibodies by the Indirect Immunofluorescence (IFI) assay. Read More

    Cat-Scratch Disease, a Diagnostic Consideration for Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis.
    J Clin Rheumatol 2017 Dec 12. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Division of Rheumatology Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Division of Rheumatology Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Division of Infectious Disease Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Department of Radiology Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Division of Allergy Immunology, and Rheumatology University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI.

    Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017 Nov 22. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
    Purpose: The study reports an unusual presentation of a young female patient presenting with a granulomatous posterior pole mass and profound vision loss secondary to infection with Bartonella henselae.

    Methods: A single case report in a child.

    Results: An 8-year-old female presented with a recent history of flu-like illness associated with profound vision loss, panuveitis and leukocoria in the left eye. Read More

    [Bartonella henselae infection, the importance of images for diagnosis and follow-up].
    Rev Chilena Infectol 2017 Aug;34(4):410-412
    Facultad de Medicina, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.
    Bartonella henselae infection is a frequent zoonosis from the domestic cat. It is presented with regional lymphadenitis in the majority of cases. Searching and characterization of lymph nodes by diagnostic imaging can be useful in the differential diagnosis approach, with a clear advantage, because it is a noninvasive method. Read More

    [Central nervous system infection by Bartonella henselae associated with a choroid plexus papilloma].
    Rev Chilena Infectol 2017 Aug;34(4):383-388
    Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna, Chile.
    Bartonella henselae infection is a prevalent illness in Chile. It presents generally as a cat scratch disease or as a prolonged fever syndrome. There are atypical manifestations, which include central nervous system, bone, cardiac and hepato-esplenic compromised. Read More

    Torticollis and Fever in a Young Boy: A Unique Presentation of Cat-Scratch Disease With Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Epidural Phlegmon.
    Pediatr Emerg Care 2017 Dec;33(12):e164-e166
    Cat-scratch disease-associated vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural involvement are rare and may manifest with nonspecific chronic symptoms in children, such as fever or torticollis. We present only the fourth case in the literature describing epidural involvement in an immunocompetent boy presenting with fever, torticollis, and indiscriminate left upper back tenderness. Bartonella henselae serologies are important to consider because such atypical complications often are responsive to conservative management with antibiotics. Read More

    Utility of Bartonella henselae IgM Western Blot Bands for Serodiagnosis of Cat Scratch Disease.
    J Clin Microbiol 2018 Jan 26;56(1). Epub 2017 Dec 26.
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Ube, Japan.
    We evaluated the utility of Western blot (WB) bands ofe in detecting anti-immunoglobulin M (IgM) for serodiagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD). IgM band patterns were examined using sera from 92 patients clinically suspected of having CSD and from 130 healthy individuals. Positive WB bands were observed in 49 (53. Read More

    Detection of Bartonella in cat scratch disease using a single-step PCR assay kit.
    J Med Microbiol 2017 Nov 25;66(11):1596-1601. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    2​ISP, INRA, Université François Rabelais de Tours, UMR 1282, F-37380, Nouzilly, France.
    Purpose: Bartonella is an increasingly isolated emerging pathogen that can cause severe illness in humans, including cat scratch disease (CSD). The bacteria are difficult to grow and thus many detection methods have been developed, especially molecular. We previously developed a PCR method targeting ribC to identify Bartonella sp. Read More

    Ophthalmic manifestations of bartonella infection.
    Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2017 Nov;28(6):607-612
    aDepartment of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem bDepartment of Ophthalmology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Purpose Of Review: The eye is commonly affected in disseminated cat scratch disease (CSD) caused by Bartonella species. This article reviews recently published data on epidemiology of CSD, clinical features of ocular involvement, diagnosis and treatment.

    Recent Findings: The annual incidence of CSD has been estimated as 4. Read More

    A pediatric case with peripheral facial nerve palsy caused by a granulomatous lesion associated with cat scratch disease.
    Brain Dev 2018 Feb 19;40(2):159-162. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Kofu Municipal Hospital, Kofu, Japan.
    Background: Cat scratch disease is a common infectious disorder caused by Bartonella henselae that is transmitted primarily by kittens. It typically exhibits a benign and self-limiting course of subacute regional lymphadenopathy and fever lasting two to eight weeks. The most severe complication of cat scratch disease is involvement of the nervous system, such as encephalitis, meningitis, and polyneuritis. Read More

    [A negleted bacteria with a case: Bartonella henselae].
    Mikrobiyol Bul 2017 Jul;51(3):286-292
    Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Bartonella henselae the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), is a gram-negative, coccobacillus, facultative intracellular bacterium CSD usually presents as a clinical form of benign local lymphadenopathy (LAP) but sometimes it may progress to severe life threatening complications. Despite the fact that CSD is known to be a common disease, which is one of the important causes of local LAPs in the world, there are few publications in our country. For the diagnosis, the clinician should suspect for CSD and has to ask to the patient whether there is a story of cat scratch or not. Read More

    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

    Vector-borne diseases in cats in Germany.
    Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2017 Oct 13;45(5):329-335. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Michèle Bergmann, Medizinische Kleintierklinik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Veterinärstraße 13, 80539 München, Germany, Email:
    Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) are caused by a wide range of pathogens, which are transmitted by a variety of vectors, such as ticks and fleas. As a result of climate changes, more vector-borne diseases are becoming endemic in Germany, not only in dogs, but also in cats. For some of the pathogens prevalence data still need to be investigated in Germany. Read More

    Fever, bone pain and erectile dysfunction. Where is the cat?
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Sep 12;2017. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    Department of internal medicine, Clinique Saint-Pierre Ottignies, Ottignies, Belgium.
    Cat-scratch disease is due toand commonly presents as a localised papular lesion with regional lymphadenopathy. We report the case of a young man suffering general symptoms and dysautonomy characterised by an erectile dysfunction due to an invasive cat-scratch disease. He was successfully treated by tetracyclines during 3 weeks. Read More

    Bartonellosis in Chronic Kidney Disease: An Unrecognized and Unsuspected Diagnosis.
    Ther Apher Dial 2017 Oct 8;21(5):430-440. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    Division of Nephrology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, National Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Systemic cat scratch disease or bartonellosis is a clinical entity caused by Bartonella henselae, which manifests with necrotizing granulomas in visceral organs. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the vector responsible for horizontal transmission of the disease from cat to cat, and its bite can also infect humans. In immunocompromised patients including chronic kidney disease and renal transplant recipients, it can cause persistent and disseminated cat scratch disease. Read More

    Chronic lymphadenopathy caused by a Brazilian strain of Bartonella henselae.
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2017 Sep 4;59:e62. Epub 2017 Sep 4.
    Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, USA.
    Bartonella henselae is a relevant causative agent of bartonelloses in humans. We described an immunocompetent patient with clinical manifestation of chronic cervical lymphadenopathy after a cat-scratch in her forearm. This case shows B. Read More

    Ptosis, miosis and cats.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Aug 24;2017. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Departamento de Pediatria, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal.
    Horner's syndrome (HS) is caused by a disruption in the oculosympathetic pathway. Both congenital and acquired HS are unusual in children. Acquired HS can be caused by trauma, surgical intervention, tumours, vascular malformations or infection. Read More

    [Elbow abscess revealing cat-scratch disease: about a case].
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 30;27:67. Epub 2017 May 30.
    Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie, CHU Ibn Sina, Université Mohammad V Souissi, Rabat, Maroc.
    Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a common cause of chronic benign lymphadenopathy in the child and the young adult. Bartonella henselae is the agent responsible for this disease. Common symptoms include regional lymphadenopathy associated with fever. Read More

    [Hepatosplenic lesions due to a systemic bartonellosis in an immunocompetent patient].
    Rev Med Liege 2017 Jul;72(7-8):331-335
    Service d'Infectiologie et Médecine interne, CHU de Liège, site Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgique.
    We describe a case of a young healthy patient who presents a lot of hepato-splenic lesions caused by a systemic cat scratch disease. This case allows us to discuss the uncommon manifestations of the cat scratch disease and to describe the two types of hepatic lesions caused by a systemic bartonella infection : the granulomatosis and peliosis. Read More

    Molecular survey of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae in pet cats across Japan by species-specific nested-PCR.
    Epidemiol Infect 2017 10 7;145(13):2694-2700. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine,College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University,1866 Kameino, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, 252-0880,Japan.
    Cats are known to be the main reservoir for Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae, which are the agents of 'cat-scratch disease' in humans. In the present study, we investigated the prevalence of the two Bartonella species on 1754 cat bloods collected from all prefectures in Japan during 2007-2008 by a nested-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting the 16S-23S rRNA internal transcribed spacer region. Overall, Bartonella DNA was detected in 4·6% (80/1754) of the cats examined. Read More

    Cat scratch disease: U.S. clinicians' experience and knowledge.
    Zoonoses Public Health 2018 Feb 14;65(1):67-73. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused primarily by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. An estimated 12,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are diagnosed with CSD annually, yet little is known regarding clinician experience with and treatment of CSD in the United States. Questions assessing clinical burden, treatment and prevention of CSD were posed to 3,011 primary care providers (family practitioners, internists, paediatricians and nurse practitioners) during 2014-2015 as part of the annual nationwide DocStyles survey. Read More

    Bartonella henselae is usually not viable in lymph nodes of patients with cat scratch disease.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Nov 2;36(11):2207-2213. Epub 2017 Jul 2.
    URMITE, Aix Marseille Université, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, IHU - Méditerranée Infection, 19-21 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385, Marseille Cedex 05, France.
    Bartonella henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), appears to be a common organism responsible for lymphadenitis in both adults and children. There is a very low isolation rate for B. henselae from lymph nodes of patients with CSD. Read More

    Cat Scratch Disease: Not a Benign Condition.
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2017 Jun 30:1-8. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
    b Uveitis Clinic of the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department , Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo Escola Paulista de Medicina , Sao Paulo , Brazil.
    Purpose: Describe a case series of ocular Cat-scratch-disease (CSD) with vision-threatening findings and poor outcomes, indicating severity of disease.

    Methods: Retrospective case series from the Uveitis Department of São Paulo Federal University from 2011 to 2015.

    Results: In this period, six eyes of four patients had confirmed diagnosis of CSD. Read More

    [Tetanus after cat scratch and bites in a previously immunized patient].
    Rev Chilena Infectol 2017 Apr;34(2):181-185
    Universidad de los Andes, Chile.
    Tetanus is declining due to vaccination, professional labor management and appropriate wound care. Tetanus cases have been reported despite immunization. We report the case of a previously healthy 21 years old female patient that presented a mild generalized tetanus requiring admission after mild and recurrent cat scratch and bites. Read More

    The seroprevalence ofin healthy adults in Korea.
    Korean J Intern Med 2017 May 20;32(3):530-535. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
    Background/aims: Cat-scratch disease (CSD), caused byis one of the most common zoonosis. However, only several cases ofinfection have been reported in Korea. This study investigated the seroprevalence ofin healthy adults and related risk factors. Read More

    Multiorgan Involvement Confounding the Diagnosis of Bartonella henselae Infective Endocarditis in Children With Congenital Heart Disease.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 May;36(5):516-520
    From the *Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, †Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, and ‡Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
    Two children with congenital heart disease status post surgical correction presented with prolonged constitutional symptoms, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. Concern for malignancy prompted bone marrow biopsies that were without evidence thereof. In case 1, echocardiography identified a multilobulated vegetation on the conduit valve. Read More

    Draft Genome Sequences of 12 FelineIsolates.
    Genome Announc 2017 Mar 30;5(13). Epub 2017 Mar 30.
    Food Safety Laboratory, Platform IdentyPath, Université Paris-Est, Anses, Maisons-Alfort, France
    is the main causative agent of cat scratch disease. In this report, we present the draft genome sequences of 12 strains oforiginating from the United States, Denmark, and France. These strains were isolated from cats and belonged to either 16S rRNA genotype I or 16S rRNA genotype II. Read More

    Cat scratch disease during etanercept therapy in a rheumatoid arthritis patient.
    Reumatol Clin 2017 Feb 27. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Centro de Patología y Citología (CEPACIT), Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an infectious disorder caused by Bartonella henselae and characterized by fever and granulomatous lymphadenopathy. Immunosuppression is a risk factor for the development of atypical forms of the disease. We report the case of a 52-year-old woman who presented with fever and bilateral inguinal lymph node enlargement. Read More

    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 Jun 26;19(3). Epub 2017 May 26.
    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 Aug 2;74(2):474-484. 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 ofspecies infections in cats in Southern Germany.
    Vet Rec 2017 Apr 27;180(13):325. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine, LMU Munich, Veterinaerstrasse 13, Munich 80539, Germany.
    species are zoonotic pathogens, and infections in cats are common. However, prevalence in cats in Southern Germany is still unknown. Therefore, prevalence ofspecies 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 2017 Jan 11;87(1):22-24. 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: A Case Study.
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2017 Dec 22;56(14):1291-1292. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
    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 2017 May 12;144(6):773-782. 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 12 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

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