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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007

Dispatch

Bartonella DNA in Dog Saliva

Ashlee W. Duncan*, Ricardo G. Maggi*, and Edward B. Breitschwerdt*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA;

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PCR, DNA sequencing, and serologic results for the 5 dogs positive for Bartonella DNA in oral swabs*

Dog no. B. henselae IFA B. vinsonii (berkhoffii) IFA PCR target DNA sequence in blood DNA sequence in oral swab
1 <16 <16 ITS, Pap31 B. henselae and B. vinsonii (berkhoffii) type II, B. henselae B. bovis, negative
2 <16 <16 ITS, Pap31 B. henselae, B. henselae B. vinsonii (berkhoffii) types I and II,
B. henselae and B. vinsonii (berkhoffii) type II
3 32 <16 ITS, Pap31 Negative, negative B. vinsonii (berkhoffii) type II, negative
4 <16 <16 ITS, Pap31 Negative, negative B. vinsonii (berkhoffii) type II, negative
5 <16 <16 ITS, Pap31 Negative, negative B. quintana, negative

*ITS, 16S–23S intergenic transcribed spacer region; Pap31, heme-binding protein gene; IFA, indirect immunofluorescence assay.

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