Beyond cat scratch disease: Widening spectrum of Bartonella henselae infection

Todd A. Florin, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, Lisa B. Zaoutis

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Bartonella henselae was discovered a quarter of a century ago as the causative agent of cat scratch disease, a clinical entity described in the literature for more than half a century. As diagnostic techniques improve, our knowledge of the spectrum of clinical disease resulting from infection with Bartonella is expanding. This review summarizes current knowledge regarding the microbiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic techniques, and treatment of B henselae infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1413-e1425
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008


  • Bartonella
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Hepatosplenic disease
  • Lymphadenopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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