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Belgian man left unable to get erection after cat scratch

Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock)
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this report, a 14 years old case with CSD with antibody titers of 1/384 IgM, 1/2048 IgG B.henselae antibody determined by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) method in serum and B.henselae positivity by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from LAP sample of the patient with axillary LAP was presented. Even though molecular techniques have been used for the diagnosis of the previous reported cases, it is the first B.henselae positive case in our country detected with PCR. In the history of the case it was learned that the patient was scratched by a street cat few months ago and the axillary LAP developed 4-5 weeks later. Axi...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
Cat scratch disease is a common infectious disorder caused by Bartonella henselae that is transmitted primarily by kittens. It typically exhibits a benign and self-limiting course of subacute regional lymphadenopathy and fever lasting two to eight weeks. The most severe complication of cat scratch disease is involvement of the nervous system, such as encephalitis, meningitis, and polyneuritis. Peripheral facial nerve palsy associated with Bartonella infection is rare; few reported pediatric and adult cases exist and the precise pathogenesis is unknown.
Source: Brain and Development - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We present a case report of an unusual CSD presentation, persistent hepatic granulomatous disease due to Bartonella henselae infection despite combination therapy with doxycycline and rifampicin. Furthermore, a review of literature was conducted. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2016, 79, 497-499). PMID: 28906222 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock)
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We described an immunocompetent patient with clinical manifestation of chronic cervical lymphadenopathy after a cat-scratch in her forearm. This case shows B. henselae infection persistence even after prolonged antibiotic treatment. PMID: 28876415 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
Abstract Systemic cat scratch disease or bartonellosis is a clinical entity caused by Bartonella henselae, which manifests with necrotizing granulomas in visceral organs. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the vector responsible for horizontal transmission of the disease from cat to cat, and its bite can also infect humans. In immunocompromised patients including chronic kidney disease and renal transplant recipients, it can cause persistent and disseminated cat scratch disease. The aim of this paper is to perform a systematic review of the studies that have addressed the diagnostic methods of cat scratch disease in c...
Source: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Summary Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused primarily by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. An estimated 12,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are diagnosed with CSD annually, yet little is known regarding clinician experience with and treatment of CSD in the United States. Questions assessing clinical burden, treatment and prevention of CSD were posed to 3,011 primary care providers (family practitioners, internists, paediatricians and nurse practitioners) during 2014–2015 as part of the annual nationwide DocStyles survey. Among the clinicians surveyed, 37.2% indicated that they had diagnosed at...
Source: Zoonoses and Public Health - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although usually described as a benign disease with spontaneous resolution, CSD can present with atypical manifestations such as vascular angiomatous lesions, serous retinal detachment, and vascular occlusion syndromes, carrying a severe course and guarded prognosis. PMID: 28665750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
AbstractBartonella henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), appears to be a common organism responsible for lymphadenitis in both adults and children. There is a very low isolation rate forB. henselae from lymph nodes of patients with CSD. Our objective was to evaluateB. henselae viability in a large series of lymph nodes from patients with CSD. From January to November 2016, we analyzed lymph node biopsy samples from patients diagnosed with CSD. We used reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to detectB. henselae RNA, as well as cultures, histological analyses, and fluorescence in s...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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