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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 3, 2008, pp. 221-235
Bioline Code: oc08039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2008, pp. 221-235

 en Human bartonellosis: seroepidemiological and clinical features with an emphasis on data from Brazil - A Review
Lamas, C; Curi, A; Bóia, MN & Lemos, ERS

Abstract

Bartonellae are fastidious Gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in nature with several animal reservoirs (mainly cats, dogs, and rodents) and insect vectors (mainly fleas, sandflies, and human lice). Thirteen species or subspecies of Bartonella check for this species in other resources have been recognized as agents causing human disease, including B. bacilliformis check for this species in other resources , B. quintana check for this species in other resources , B. vinsonii berkhoffii check for this species in other resources , B. henselae check for this species in other resources , B. elizabethae check for this species in other resources , B. grahamii check for this species in other resources , B. washoensis check for this species in other resources , B. koehlerae check for this species in other resources , B. rocha-limaea, and B. tamiae check for this species in other resources . The clinical spectrum of infection includes lymphadenopathy, fever of unknown origin, endocarditis, neurological and ophthalmological syndromes, Carrion's disease, and others. This review provides updated information on clinical manifestations and seroepidemiological studies with an emphasis on data available from Brazil.

Keywords
Bartonella - infection - epidemiology - serology - Brazil

 
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