Interesting case study of Veterinarian diagnosed with MS – found to have Bartonella henselae -treated with long term antibiotics – regained significant use of his legs, had dramatically increased energy and saw a reduction of other neurological symptoms.
Death of Military Working Dogs Due to Bartonella vinsonii Subspecies berkhoffii Genotype III Endocarditis and Myocarditis.
Bartonella henselae in canine cavitary effusions: prevalence, identification, and clinical associations.
Hassan A. Aziz, Thomas P. Plesec, Camille Sabella, Unni K. Udayasankar, and Arun D. Singh
To expand the spectrum of ophthalmic manifestations in cat scratch disease.
Patrick O. Kaiser, Tanja Riess, Fiona O’Rourke, Dirk Linke, Volkhard A.J. Kempf
Ricardo G Maggi, Marna Ericson, Patricia E Mascarelli, Julie M Bradley and Edward B Breitschwerdt
Neurological Manifestations of Bartonellosis in Immunocompetent Patients: A Composite of Reports from 2005–2012
E. B. Breitschwerdt, S. Sontakke, and S. Hopkins
Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva Diniz , Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho , Luiza Helena Urso Pitassi , Marina Rovani Drummond , Bruno Grosselli Lania , Maria Lourdes Barjas-Castro , Stanley Sowy , Edward B. Breitschwerdt , Diana Gerardi Scorpio
Published: March 21, 2016
E. B. Breitschwerdt,R. G. Maggi,W. L. Nicholson,N. A. Cherry,andC. W. Woods
J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Sep; 46(9): 2856–2861.Published online 2008 Jul 16.
Cari J Stek , Bart C Jacobs, Roelien H Enting Herman G SprengerNens van Alfen Sander van Assen
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry doi:10.1136/jnnp.2009.191940
Bartonella henselae infection in a family experiencing neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities after woodlouse hunter spider bites.
Mascarelli PE, Maggi RG, Hopkins S, Mozayeni BR, Trull CL, Bradley JM, Hegarty BC, Breitschwerdt EB.
Maggi RG, Mozayeni BR, Pultorak EL, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Correa M, Breitschwerdt EB.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 May;18(5):783-91. doi: 10.3201/eid1805.111366.
Maggi RG, Mascarelli PE, Pultorak EL, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Mozayeni BR, Breitschwerdt EB.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Dec;71(4):430-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.09.001. Epub 2011 Oct 13.
Excellent resource for research from Galaxy Diagnostics – include Cardiac, Cutaneous, Ocular, Gastrointestinal, Neurologic, Orthopedic, Perinatal, Rheumatologic, Vascular, Organ Transplantations, Blood Transfusions, General http://www.galaxydx.com/web/pdfs/BartonellaReferences.pdf
CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016
Certain Bartonella species are known to cause afebrile bacteremia in humans and other mammals, including B. quintana, the agent of trench fever, and B. henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease. Reports have indicated that animal-associated Bartonella species may cause paucisymptomatic bacteremia and endocarditis in humans. We identified potentially zoonotic strains from 6 Bartonella species in samples from patients who had chronic, subjective symptoms and who reported tick bites. Three strains were B. henselae and 3 were from other animal-associated Bartonella spp. (B. doshiae, B. schoenbuchensis, and B. tribocorum). Genomic analysis of the isolated strains revealed differences from previously sequenced Bartonella strains. Our investigation identifed 3 novel Bartonella spp. strains with human pathogenic potential and showed that Bartonella spp. may be the cause of undifferentiated chronic illness in humans who have been bitten by ticks.
Bartonella spp are important causes of culture-negative endocarditis, generally causing a subacute insidious form of endocarditis, often leading to a delay in diagnosis. Most patients have fever and often present with signs and symptoms of heart failure. The diagnosis is frequently established only on meticulous examination of the resected heart valve with the polymerase chain reaction technique. We present a case of B quintana mitral and aortic valve endocarditis with associated severe valvular insufficiency and decompensated heart failure precipitated by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia, necessitating urgent surgical valve replacement. Pathologic examination of the valve complemented by serologic and molecular testing established the surprising diagnosis of B quintana endocarditis.