Fastidious intracellular anaerobic gram-negative bacilli:
>30 distinct species, at least 13 known to cause disease in humans (1,2)
Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana are mo...
Typical CSD (up to 90% of cases)
Several days after inoculation, 2- to 3-mm nontender papules at the trauma site progress to reddened vesicles with or without crust.
Tender regional ade...
Antipyretics and analgesics for symptom management
Antibiotic choice de...
A44.9 Bartonellosis, unspecified
A28.1 Cat-scratch disease
A79.0 Trench fever
A44.1 Cutaneous and mucocutaneous bartonellosis
A44.8 Other forms of bartonellosis
A44.0 Systemic bartonellosis
Diagnosing Bartonella infections require a high degree of clinical suspicion.
CSD is self-limited in most immunocompetent patients.
Immunocompromised patients are at increased risk for c...
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