Epidemiologie des infections persistantes à Bartonella et conséquences cliniques

Translated title of the contribution: Persistem Bartonella infection: Epidemiological and clinical implications

Henri Jean Boulouis, Nadia Haddad, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Renaud Maillard, Bruno B Chomel

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Abstract

Bartonella are Gram-negative hemotropic bacteria that infect a wide range of mammals. At least 14 Bartonella species or subspecies have been reported to be pathogenic for humans. and animals. Wild and domestic animals represent a large reservoir. Reservoir species usually display chronic bacteremia. This explains some aspects of the epidemiology of these infections, and especially vector-borne transmission. The molecular mechanisms of persistent infection have clinical consequences both for occasional hosts and for human and animal reservoirs. An increasing number of clinical cases are being described in reservoir species that were previously considered to remain asymptomatic.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1037-1050
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin de l'Academie Nationale de Medecine
Volume191
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Bartonella
  • Catscratch disease
  • Diseases reservoirs
  • Trench fever
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health(social science)

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