Survey of the seroprevalence of Bartonella quintana in homeless people.

  title={Survey of the seroprevalence of Bartonella quintana in homeless people.},
  author={Philippe Brouqui and Pierre Houpikian and Herv{\'e} Tissot Dupont and P Toubiana and Yolande Obadia and Vincent Lafay and Didier Raoult},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={23 4},
Trench fever is caused by Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana, a small gram-negative rod that is transmitted by body lice. Recently, B. quintana infections in homeless patients have been reported in the United States and Europe. From October 1993 to October 1994, the seroprevalence of antibodies to B. quintana was assessed by indirect immunofluorescence in a prospective study of 221 nonhospitalized homeless people, 43 hospitalized homeless patients (cases), 250 blood donors, and 57 hospitalized… CONTINUE READING

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