Maladie des griffes du chat et infections associées

Translated title of the contribution: Cat scratch disease and associated infections

Bruno B Chomel, Henri Jean Boulouis, A. Nikos Gurfield, Rémy Heller, Yves Piémont, Charles Pilet

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Cat scratch disease (CSD) was first described in France by Debré et al. m 1950, yet the causative bacterial agent of CSD remained obscure until 1992, when Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae was implicated in CSD by serological and microbiologie studies. B. henselae had been linked initially to bacillary angiomatosis (BA), but also bacillary peliosis, relapsing bacteremia and endocarditis. Cats are healthy carriers of B. henselae and B. clarridgeiae, and can be bacteremic for months to years. Cat to cat transmission of the organism involves the cat flea in absence of direct contact transmission. Present knowlege on the etiology, clinical features and epidemiological characteristics of cat scratch disease/bacillary angiomatosis are presented.

Translated title of the contributionCat scratch disease and associated infections
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)441-450
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin de l'Academie Nationale de Medecine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997


  • Angiomatosis, bacillary
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Cat-scratch disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health(social science)


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