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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008


Bartonella henselae Antibodies after Cat Bite1

Katarina WestlingComments to Author , Anna Farra, Christina Jorup, Åsa Nordenberg, Bo Settergren2, and Eva Hjelm
Author affiliations: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (K. Westling, A. Farra, C. Jorup, B. Settergren); University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden (Å. Nordenberg, E. Hjelm);

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Titers against Bartonella spp. antigens in 6 patients who seroconverted

Patient sex/ age, y Reciprocal titer
Interval, d Antigen High titer
to other antigen
Acute-phase serum Convalescent-phase serum
F/77 32 128 6 B. henselae Berlin1 B. henselae K68
F/50 32 256 17 B. henselae Berlin1 0
M/74 128 512 19 B. grahamii B. henselae K68
F/62 32 128 44 B. elizabethae B. henselae K68
M/56 32 128 15 B. henselae Houston-1 B. grahamii
F/23 32 128 10 B. henselae Berlin1 B. grahamii

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1Presented in part at the 4th International Conference on Bartonella as Emerging Pathogens, 2004 Aug 26–28, Uppsala, Sweden.

2Current affiliation: Central Hospital, Kristianstad, Sweden.

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