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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

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Bartonella henselae in Skin Biopsy Specimens of Patients with Cat-Scratch Disease

Emmanouil Angelakis, Sophie Edouard, Bernard La Scola, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Assessment and testing results for 3 patients with cat scratch disease who had skin biopsy specimens positive for Bartonella henselae, France, 2010*

Patient no.
Fever
Lymphadenopathy
Cat contact
Serologic results for Bartonella spp.
RT-PCR results for 
B. henselae Culture results (incubation period)
Skin biopsy
Lymph node
Swab

Skin biopsy
Swab
1 Yes Right auxiliary and epitrochlear lymphadenitis Yes Positive Yes Yes ND Positive 
(2 wk) ND
2 No Right inguinal and epitrochlear lymphadenitis Yes Positive Yes Yes Yes Positive 
(3 wk) Positive 
(3 wk)
3 No Left auxiliary lymphadenitis Yes Positive Yes Yes ND Positive 
(2 wk) ND

*RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; ND, not done.

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