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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012


Bartonella spp. Bacteremia and Rheumatic Symptoms in Patients from Lyme Disease–endemic Region

Ricardo G. Maggi, B. Robert Mozayeni, Elizabeth L. Pultorak, Barbara C. Hegarty, Julie M. Bradley, Maria Correa, and Edward B. BreitschwerdtComments to Author 
Author affiliations: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (R.G. Maggi, E.L. Pultorak, B.C. Hegarty, J.M. Bradley, M. Correa, E.B. Breitschwerdt); Translational Medicine Group, PC, North Bethesda, Maryland, USA (B.R. Mozayeni)

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Table 2

Test results for Bartonella spp. in 296 patients examined by a rheumatologist, Maryland–Washington, DC, USA, August 25, 2008–April 1, 2009*

Bartonella sp. IFA–/PCR– IFA+/PCR– IFA+/PCR+ IFA–/PCR+
B. henselae 196 60 7 33
B. koehlerae 177 65 24 29
B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii 141 145 3 7
Genotype I 217 75 2 1
Genotype II 189 101 1 5
Genotype III 213 82 0 0

*IFA, indirect immunofluorescent antibody results obtained by using B. henselae, B. koehlerae, and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii antigens; PCR, results obtained after PCR amplification by using Bartonella intergenic spacer primers, followed by attempted DNA sequencing of each amplicon.

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