Bartonella henselae infection in a man with hypergammaglobulinaemia, splenomegaly and polyclonal plasmacytosis.

@article{Balakrishnan2013BartonellaHI,
  title={Bartonella henselae infection in a man with hypergammaglobulinaemia, splenomegaly and polyclonal plasmacytosis.},
  author={Nandhakumar Balakrishnan and Jaspaul S Jawanda and Melissa B. Miller and Edward B. Breitschwerdt},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 Pt 2},
  pages={
          338-41
        }
}
Bartonella henselae is an infrequently reported cause of polyclonal plasmacytosis and hypergammaglobulinaemia. We herein document B. henselae infection in a 66-year-old patient who presented with hypergammaglobulinaemia, splenomegaly with polyclonal plasmacytosis, stroke, and suspected prosthetic aortic arch infection. Clinicians should remain cognizant of the heterogeneous clinical presentations associated with bartonellosis. 

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