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Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006


Bartonella Spp. in Pets and Effect on Human Health

Bruno B. Chomel*Comments to Author , Henri-Jean Boulouis†, Soichi Maruyama‡, and Edward B. Breitschwerdt§
Author affiliations: *University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, USA; †Microbiologie-Immunologie, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France; ‡Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan; §North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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Table 3

Clinical aspects of Bartonella infections in humans and dogs

Bartonella sp. Symptoms
Humans Dogs
B. clarridgeiae Cat-scratch disease Endocarditis, lymphocytic hepatitis
B. elizabethae Endocarditis, neuroretinitis Lethargy, anemia, weight loss
B. henselae Cat-scratch disease, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, (peliosis hepatis), granulomatous hepatitis, pseudotumoral lesions, arthritis, arthralgia, osteomyelitis, nodules, erythema, cutaneous petechiae, uveitis, neuroretinitis, purpura (Henoch-Schönlein), glomerulonephritis, perionyxis, periodontitis Granulomatous hepatitis, peliosis hepatis, epistaxis
B. grahamii Neuroretinitis, bilateral retinal artery branch occlusions Not diagnosed in dogs
B. koehlerae Endocarditis Not diagnosed in dogs
B. vinsonii subsp. arupensis Bacteremia, fever, arthralgia, neurologic disorders, endocarditis Not diagnosed in dogs
B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii Endocarditis Endocarditis, myocarditis, arrhythmia, uveitis, choroiditis, limping, splenomegaly, polyarthritis, epistaxis
B. washoensis Fever, myocarditis Endocarditis
B. quintana Fever, bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis Endocarditis

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