High seroprevalence to Bartonella quintana in homeless patients with cutaneous parasitic infestations in downtown Paris.

@article{Guibal2001HighST,
  title={High seroprevalence to Bartonella quintana in homeless patients with cutaneous parasitic infestations in downtown Paris.},
  author={Fabien Guibal and Pauline de la Salmoni{\`e}re and Michel Rybojad and S Hadjrabia and Laure Dehen and Guillaume Arlet},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={219-23}
}
Bartonella quintana infections have recently been reported in homeless patients. We prospectively studied the prevalence of and the factors associated with a positive serology to B quintana in the homeless population of downtown Paris. The following data were recorded: ongoing cutaneous parasitic infestation, years of homelessness, living status, previous episodes of body pediculosis and scabies, alcoholism, intravenous drug use, known immunodepression (including undernutrition and known HIV… CONTINUE READING

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