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Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease).

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Kordick, DL; Hilyard, EJ; Hadfield, TL; Wilson, KH; Steigerwalt, AG; Brenner, DJ; Breitschwerdt, EB
Published in: J Clin Microbiol
July 1997

Shortly after adopting a 6-week-old cat, a veterinarian was bitten on the left index finger. Within 3 weeks, he developed headache, fever, and left axillary lymphadenopathy. Initial blood cultures from the cat and veterinarian were sterile. Repeat cultures from the cat grew Bartonella-like organisms with lophotrichous flagella. Sera from the veterinarian were not reactive against Bartonella henselae, B. quintana, or B. elizabethae antigens but were seroreactive (reciprocal titer, 1,024) against the feline isolate. Sequential serum samples from the cat were reactive against antigens of B. henselae (titer, 1,024), B. quintana (titer, 128), and the feline isolate (titer, 2,048). Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of this and six additional feline isolates, including microscopic evaluation, biochemical analysis, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, DNA-DNA hybridization, and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism of the 16S gene, 16S-23S intergenic spacer region, and citrate synthase gene identified the isolates as B. clarridgeiae. This is the first report of cat scratch disease associated with B. clarridgeiae.

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J Clin Microbiol

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0095-1137

Publication Date

July 1997

Volume

35

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1813 / 1818

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Cats
  • Cat-Scratch Disease
  • Cat Diseases
  • Bartonella
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Animals
 

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Kordick, D. L., Hilyard, E. J., Hadfield, T. L., Wilson, K. H., Steigerwalt, A. G., Brenner, D. J., & Breitschwerdt, E. B. (1997). Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease). J Clin Microbiol, 35(7), 1813–1818. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.35.7.1813-1818.1997
Kordick, D. L., E. J. Hilyard, T. L. Hadfield, K. H. Wilson, A. G. Steigerwalt, D. J. Brenner, and E. B. Breitschwerdt. “Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease).J Clin Microbiol 35, no. 7 (July 1997): 1813–18. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.35.7.1813-1818.1997.
Kordick DL, Hilyard EJ, Hadfield TL, Wilson KH, Steigerwalt AG, Brenner DJ, et al. Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease). J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Jul;35(7):1813–8.
Kordick, D. L., et al. “Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease).J Clin Microbiol, vol. 35, no. 7, July 1997, pp. 1813–18. Pubmed, doi:10.1128/jcm.35.7.1813-1818.1997.
Kordick DL, Hilyard EJ, Hadfield TL, Wilson KH, Steigerwalt AG, Brenner DJ, Breitschwerdt EB. Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease). J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Jul;35(7):1813–1818.

Published In

J Clin Microbiol

DOI

ISSN

0095-1137

Publication Date

July 1997

Volume

35

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1813 / 1818

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Cats
  • Cat-Scratch Disease
  • Cat Diseases
  • Bartonella
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Animals