Association between Bartonella species infection and disease in pet cats as determined using serology and culture

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This study's objective was to determine whether a relationship exists between infection or seropositivity to Bartonella species and clinical illness in cats. Blood samples were obtained for Bartonella species isolation and immunofluorescent antibody serology from 298 cats presenting to a tertiary referral hospital. Medical records were searched and the history, physical examination findings and the results of diagnostic testing relating to the visit at which Bartonella species testing was performed were recorded. Fifty-two (17%) samples were seropositive for Bartonella henselae, four (1%) for Bartonella clarridgeiae, and 57 (19%) for both organisms. Nineteen (6.4%) samples were culture positive, 17 for B henselae and two for B clarridgeiae. Gingivostomatitis was associated with Bartonella species isolation (P=0.001), but not seropositivity. There was no association with uveitis, neurologic signs, or chronic kidney disease, and a weak association between seropositivity and idiopathic lower urinary tract disease (feline interstitial cystitis) (P=0.05).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-636
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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Bartonella Infections
Bartonella
Pets
Serology
pets
Cats
seroprevalence
cats
infection
Bartonella clarridgeiae
Bartonella henselae
urinary tract diseases
cystitis
Interstitial Cystitis
Urologic Diseases
kidney diseases
nervous system
sampling
clinical examination
Felidae

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