Bartonella infection associated with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Bartonella infection associated with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Masato Tsukahara and Hidehiro Tsuneoka and Hidekatsu Tateishi and Kin'ichi Fujita and Masaya Uchida},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={32 1},
A 4-year-old girl with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis had Bartonella infection diagnosed serologically. This case suggested that Bartonella (most probably Bartonella henselae) infection may in part be responsible for the development of systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. 
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