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Maladie des griffes du chat et autres bartonelloses [Cat scratch disease and other human infections caused by Bartonella species].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
The different Bartonella species can cause various human infections such as cat scratch disease, chronic bacteremia (homeless patient with nonspecific symptom), endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis, and Carrion's disease. Diagnostic approaches include serology, culture and molecular approaches. PCR is especially useful on lymph nodes biopsies from patients with cat-scratch disease and on valvular samples taken from culture-negative endocarditis. Serology exhibits a very high sensitivity in the latter situation. The treatment should be chosen according to the clinical presentation.
Bartonella Infections/diagnosis, Bartonella Infections/therapy, Cat-Scratch Disease/diagnosis, Cat-Scratch Disease/therapy, DNA, Bacterial/analysis, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Serologic Tests
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