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Bartonella koehlerae, a New Cat-Associated Agent of Culture-Negative Human Endocarditis
ABSTRACT Bartonella koehlerae is reported for the first time to be a human pathogen that causes culture-negative endocarditis. It is also shown that this species, isolated twice before from domesticExpand
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Long-term serological analysis and clinical follow-up of patients with cat scratch disease.
A highly specific enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was recently described for use in the diagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD). However, data regarding EIA antibody kinetics or its correlation withExpand
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Cat-scratch disease-associated arthropathy.
OBJECTIVE To characterize the articular manifestations of cat-scratch disease (CSD) and to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome of those manifestations. METHODS A community- and hospital-basedExpand
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Molecular diagnosis of cat scratch disease: a two-step approach.
Amplification of Bartonella henselae DNA has been proposed as a diagnostic test for cat scratch disease (CSD). The sensitivities of the following three PCR assays were compared. PCR/rRNA withExpand
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DNA amplification for the diagnosis of cat-scratch disease in small-quantity clinical specimens.
Diagnosis of cat-scratch disease (CSD) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of lymph node fineneedle aspiration (FNA) and primary lesion specimens can be difficult owing to the minute amount ofExpand
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Cat-scratch disease in elderly patients.
BACKGROUND Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly contracted by children and young adults. To our knowledge, CSD in elderly patients has never been characterized, and it may be underrecognized in thisExpand
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Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Cat Scratch Disease
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal manifestations (MMs) are considered to be rare in cat scratch disease (CSD) and are not well characterized. We aimed to study MMs of CSD. METHODS A surveillance studyExpand
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Molecular detection of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella koehlerae from aortic valves of Boxer dogs with infective endocarditis.
Cardiac aortic valves from five dogs that died from acquired infective endocarditis were retrospectively molecularly screened for Bartonella infection. Identification was carried out using PCRExpand
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Detection of Bartonella spp. in wild rodents in Israel using HRM real-time PCR.
The prevalence of Bartonella spp. in wild rodents was studied in 19 geographical locations in Israel. One hundred and twelve rodents belonging to five species (Mus musculus, Rattus rattus, MicrotusExpand
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Enzyme immunoassay for the diagnosis of cat-scratch disease defined by polymerase chain reaction.
Whole-cell immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) tests for detection of anti-Bartonella henselae immunoglobulin (Ig) G are commonly used to diagnose cat-scratch disease (CSD). The need to cultivate B.Expand
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