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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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We present only the fourth case in the literature describing epidural involvement in an immunocompetent boy presenting with fever, torticollis, and indiscriminate left upper back tenderness. Bartonella henselae serologies are important to consider because such atypical complications often are responsive to conservative management with antibiotics.
Source: Pediatric Emergency Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Illustrative Cases Source Type: research
Kathy has written this guest post, about the unexpected death of a friend." Please don ’t let things slip away from you:first steps,first kiss,first real vacation …first time you know that something is not quite right in your body.I discovered yesterday that someone about my age whom I have known for at least 15 years had passed away in September. I had seen her once during the summer.I was told by her colleague that about a year and a half ago, she noticed leaking from one breast. Her coworkers persisted in asking about the situation and she then told them it was just an infection from a cat scratch. It ...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The performance of this commercial kit suggests that it could be a suitable alternative to our in-house PCR assay, highlighting the importance of the molecular methods used to diagnose CSD. PMID: 29068281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
This article reviews recently published data on epidemiology of CSD, clinical features of ocular involvement, diagnosis and treatment. Recent findings The annual incidence of CSD has been estimated as 4.7 per 100 000 in the United States. It occurs predominantly in the southern states, with a peak in January, and disproportionately affects children. Retinal infiltrates, neuroretinitis and branch retinal artery occlusions have been reported as common manifestations of ocular bartonellosis in recent series. The use of different antigens for serodiagnosis and new real-time PCR assays for molecular diagnosis have been descr...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: OCULAR MANIFESTATIONS OF SYSTEMIC DISEASE: Edited by Russell W. Read Source Type: research
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
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