Molecular and serological diagnosis of Bartonella infection in 61 dogs from the United States.

@article{Prez2011MolecularAS,
  title={Molecular and serological diagnosis of Bartonella infection in 61 dogs from the United States.},
  author={Cristina Mart{\'i}nez P{\'e}rez and Ricardo Guillermo Maggi and Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva Diniz and E B Breitschwerdt},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={805-10}
}
BACKGROUND Molecular diagnosis of canine bartonellosis can be extremely challenging and often requires the use of an enrichment culture approach followed by PCR amplification of bacterial DNA. HYPOTHESES (1) The use of enrichment culture with PCR will increase molecular detection of bacteremia and will expand the diversity of Bartonella species detected. (2) Serological testing for Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii does not correlate with documentation of… CONTINUE READING