Does a feline leukemia virus infection pave the way for Bartonella henselae infection in cats?

@article{Buchmann2010DoesAF,
  title={Does a feline leukemia virus infection pave the way for Bartonella henselae infection in cats?},
  author={Alexandra U. Buchmann and Olivia Kershaw and Volkhard A. J. Kempf and Achim D Gruber},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={3295-300}
}
Domestic cats serve as the reservoir hosts of Bartonella henselae and may develop mild clinical symptoms or none after experimental infection. In humans, B. henselae infection can result in self-limiting cat scratch disease. However, immunocompromised patients may suffer from more-severe courses of infection or may even develop the potentially lethal disease bacillary angiomatosis. It was reasoned that cats with immunocompromising viral infections may react similarly to B. henselae infection… CONTINUE READING

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