In a study on Bartonella serology conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IFA cross-reactivity among Bartonella species occurred in 94% of patients with suspected cat-scratch disease
bacilli are focal and do not readily stain with a Gram's stain.
with paravertebral mass and osteomyelitis.
Except for obvious infections of the skin or upper respiratory tract, cat-scratch disease
is probably the most common cause of a single enlarged lymph node in a young person.
Role of cat-scratch disease
in lymphadenopathy in the head and neck.
is a febrile lymphadenopathy often seen in children following exposure to Bartonella henselae.
Predominance of two Bartonella henselae variants among cat-scratch disease
patients in the Netherlands.
Both had been in contact with cats that may well have transmitted this infection because the clinical features were indistinguishable from those of cat-scratch disease
To date, 13 Bartonella species and subspecies have been associated with an increasing spectrum of clinical syndromes in humans, including cat-scratch disease
and chronic bacteremia (B.
Bartonella henselae is the zoonotic agent of cat-scratch disease
and has been associated with bacillary angiomatosis, bacillary peliosis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and neuroretinitis (1).
An inguinal node biopsy showed granuloma with necrosis suggesting cat-scratch disease
, and no signs of acid-fast bacilli or fungi.