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Molecular Evidence of Perinatal Transmission of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae to a Child▿

By Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Ricardo G. Maggi, Peter Farmer and Patricia E. Mascarelli


Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii, Bartonella henselae, or DNA of both organisms was amplified and sequenced from blood, enrichment blood cultures, or autopsy tissues from four family members. Historical and microbiological results support perinatal transmission of Bartonella species in this family. It is of clinical relevance that Bartonella spp. may adversely influence human reproductive performance

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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