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          Institute: MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie     Collection: Abteilung 1 - Protein Evolution (A. Lupas)     Display Documents

ID: 591406.0, MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie / Abteilung 1 - Protein Evolution (A. Lupas)
Bartonella spp.: throwing light on uncommon human infections
Authors:Kaiser, P. O.; Riess, T.; O'Rourke, F.; Linke, D.; Kempf, V. A.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011-01
Title of Journal:Int J Med Microbiol
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:7
End Page:15
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:After 2 decades of Bartonella research, knowledge on transmission and pathology of these bacteria is still limited. Bartonella spp. have emerged to be important pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. For humans, B. henselae is considered to represent the most relevant zoonotic Bartonella species and is responsible for cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and other disorders. Over the years, many Bartonella species have been isolated from humans, cats, dogs, and other mammals, and infections range from an asymptomatic state (e.g., animal-specific species) to even life-threatening diseases (e.g., Oroya fever). It is obvious that the analysis of pathogenicity mechanisms underlying Bartonella infections is needed to increase our understanding of how these pathogens adapt to their mammalian hosts resulting in acute or chronic diseases.
Free Keywords:Animals; Asymptomatic Diseases; Bartonella/*pathogenicity; Bartonella Infections/diagnosis/epidemiology/*pathology/*veterinary; Humans; Zoonoses/*epidemiology/microbiology/*transmission
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie/Abteilung 1 - Proteinevolution (Andrei Lupas)
External Affiliations:%G eng
Identifiers:ISSN:1618-0607 (Electronic) 1438-4221 (Linking) %R S143... [ID No:1]
URL:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20833105 [ID No:2]
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