Evaluation of eight cases of confirmed Bordetella bronchiseptica infection and colonization over a 15-year period.

@article{Wernli2011EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of eight cases of confirmed Bordetella bronchiseptica infection and colonization over a 15-year period.},
  author={Didier Wernli and Stephane P Emonet and Jacques Schrenzel and Stephan Harbarth},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          201-3
        }
}
We describe eight human cases of Bordetella bronchiseptica infection and colonization over a 15-year period. Amongst the eight patients, seven had significant underlying disease. Cat exposure was documented in three cases. Symptoms ranged from asymptomatic carriage to severe pneumonia. We could not identify a homogeneous pattern of clinical disease among symptomatic patients. Although B. bronchiseptica infection remains a rare clinical condition among humans, it should be considered as… CONTINUE READING
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