Infective endocarditis in a dog and the phylogenetic relationship of the associated "Bartonella rochalimae" strain with isolates from dogs, gray foxes, and a human

Jennifer B. Henn, Mourad W. Gabriel, Rickie W. Kasten, Richard N. Brown, Jane E. Koehler, Kristin A. MacDonald, Mark D Kittleson, William P. Thomas, Bruno B Chomel

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Abstract

The first case of canine endocarditis caused by "Bartonella rochalimae" is reported. By PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism, sequence, and phylogenetic analyses, Bartonella isolates from a dog with endocarditis, 22 gray foxes, and three dogs, described as B. clarridgeiae like, were confirmed to belong to the new species "B. rochalimae," suggesting canids as the natural reservoir.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-790
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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