Works (153)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 02:47

2024 journal article

A comparison of <i>Bartonella henselae</i> infection in immunocompetent and immunocompromised mice

PLOS ONE, 19(2).

By: R. Bullard*, M. Cheslock*, S. Gadila*, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, A. Saied*, M. Embers*

TL;DR: Data indicate that SCID/Beige mice can provide a model to study Bartonella infection, therapeutics, and vector dynamics in the future. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 11, 2024

2023 article

Blood Supplementation Enhances Bartonella henselae Growth and Molecular Detection of Bacterial DNA in Liquid Culture

Liedig, C., Neupane, P., Lashnits, E., Breitschwerdt, E. B., & Maggi, R. G. (2023, May 25). (H. H. Mostafa, Ed.). MICROBIOLOGY SPECTRUM, Vol. 5.

By: C. Liedig n, P. Neupane*, E. Lashnits*, E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Maggi n

Ed(s): H. Mostafa

author keywords: BAPGM; Bartonella culture; Bartonella henselae; bartonellosis; blood supplementation; diagnostics
MeSH headings : Humans; Animals; Horses / genetics; Dogs; Sheep; Bartonella henselae / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella / genetics; Dietary Supplements; Mammals
TL;DR: The addition of sheep blood to liquid culture media increased the Bartonella henselae DNA concentration compared to controls, additionally improving PCR direct detection sensitivity. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 26, 2023

2023 journal article

Eosinophilic pericardial effusion and pericarditis in a cat

JOURNAL OF FELINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY OPEN REPORTS, 9(2).

By: M. Wheatley n, J. Shamoun n, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, S. Sommer*, J. Cullen n, D. Stowe n

author keywords: Apicomplexan; Bartonella; eosinophilic effusion; mesothelial cells; pericardial effusion; pericarditis
TL;DR: This case offers several unique entities and illustrates the well-known marked atypia that may occur in reactive and hyperplastic mesothelial cells, particularly of infrequently sampled and cytologically described feline pericardial effusion, supporting a cautious interpretation of this cytology finding. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 18, 2023

2023 journal article

The association of host and vector characteristics with Ctenocephalides felis pathogen and endosymbiont infection

FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 14.

By: C. Moore, E. Breitschwerdt n, L. Kim*, Y. Li*, K. Ferris n, R. Maggi n, E. Lashnits*

author keywords: Bartonella; flea; Wolbachia; vector phylogenetics; flea associated Rickettsia; host-vector agreement; cat flea
TL;DR: There was poor flea and host agreement for Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 4, 2023

2023 journal article

Viability and Desiccation Resistance of Bartonella henselae in Biological and Non-Biological Fluids: Evidence for Pathogen Environmental Stability

PATHOGENS, 12(7).

By: J. Bush n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; vector-borne; zoonotic; intracellular; alphaproteobacteria; desiccation; environment
TL;DR: The viability and stability of Bartonella within biological and non-biological fluids in the environment may represent a previously unrecognized source of infection for animals and human beings. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 20, 2023

2022 journal article

Bartonella henselae Recombinant Pap31 for the Diagnosis of Canine and Human Bartonelloses

PATHOGENS, 11(2).

By: P. Neupane n, R. Maggi n, M. Basnet*, E. Lashnits*, G. Andrews* & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: antigen; Bartonella henselae; serology; diagnosis; ELISA; Western blot; heme binding proteins
TL;DR: It is indicated that recombinant Pap31 and the selected fragments may not be appropriate diagnostic targets in detecting anti-Bartonella antibodies in Bartonella-infected dogs and humans. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 2, 2022

2022 journal article

Identification of microbial taxa present in Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea) reveals widespread co-infection and associations with vector phylogeny

PARASITES & VECTORS, 15(1).

By: C. Manvell n, H. Berman n, B. Callahan n, E. Breitschwerdt n, W. Swain n, K. Ferris n, R. Maggi n, E. Lashnits*

author keywords: Flea microbiome; Bartonella; Wolbachia; Rickettsia; Flea phylogenetics; Flea diversity; DNA barcoding; 16S NGS
MeSH headings : Animals; Cats; Bartonella / genetics; Cat Diseases / parasitology; Coinfection; Ctenocephalides / microbiology; Flea Infestations / epidemiology; Flea Infestations / veterinary; Phylogeny; Rickettsia / genetics
TL;DR: The findings confirm the widespread coinfection of fleas with multiple bacterial genera and strains, proposing three additional microbiome members and have important implications for flea-borne pathogen transmission and control. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 14, 2022

2022 journal article

Prospective serological and molecular cross-sectional study focusing on Bartonella and other blood-borne organisms in cats from Catalonia (Spain)

PARASITES & VECTORS, 15(1).

By: A. Alvarez-Fernandez*, R. Maggi n, G. Eduard Martin-Valls, M. Baxarias*, E. Bealmear Breitschwerdt & L. Solano-Gallego*

author keywords: Bartonellosis; Hemotropic Mycoplasma; Mycoplasma wenyonii; Ehrlichia; Anaplasma; Piroplasma; Co-infection; Cats; Spain
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Antigens, Bacterial / immunology; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / immunology; Bartonella Infections / blood; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Cat Diseases / blood; Cat Diseases / epidemiology; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cat Diseases / transmission; Cats; Cross-Sectional Studies; DNA, Bacterial / blood; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / chemistry; Female; Fluorescent Antibody Technique / veterinary; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Prevalence; Prospective Studies; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 23S / genetics; Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Spain / epidemiology
TL;DR: This study is the first to document M. wenyonii is infection in cats, and substantial to almost perfect serological agreement was found between the three Bartonella species. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 18, 2022

2022 journal article

Using Proteomic Approaches to Unravel the Response of Ctenocephalides felis felis to Blood Feeding and Infection With Bartonella henselae

FRONTIERS IN CELLULAR AND INFECTION MICROBIOLOGY, 12.

By: M. Andre n, P. Neupane n, M. Lappin*, B. Herrin*, V. Smith*, T. Williams n, L. Collins n, H. Bai n ...

Contributors: M. André n, P. Neupane n, M. Lappin*, B. Herrin*, V. Smith*, T. Williams n, L. Collins n, H. Bai n ...

author keywords: bartonellosis; cat flea; cat scratch disease; flea-pathogen interface; proteome
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Cat Diseases; Cats; Ctenocephalides; Felis; Proteomics; Siphonaptera
TL;DR: Flea-differentially abundant proteins (FDAP) are investigated in unfed fleas, fleas fed on uninfected cats, and flea fed on B. henselae-infected cats to help understand the complex interactions between cat fleas and B. Henselae over an infection time course, thus helping understand the dual effect of vaccine targeting both flea fitness and pathogen competence. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 29, 2022

2022 review

Vector-borne and other pathogens of potential relevance disseminated by relocated cats

[Review of ]. PARASITES & VECTORS, 15(1).

By: R. Maggi n, V. Halls, F. Kramer*, M. Lappin*, M. Pennisi*, A. Peregrine*, X. Roura*, B. Schunack* ...

author keywords: Adoption; Animal welfare; Feline; Homing; Importation; Parasites; Bacteria; Viruses; Prevention; Relocation; Shelter; Zoonosis
MeSH headings : Cats; Animals; Disease Vectors; Animal Welfare; Cat Diseases / prevention & control
TL;DR: The issue of relocation and homing of unowned cats from a global perspective is discussed and a consensus statement consolidated at the 15th Symposium of the Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD) World Forum is presented to help veterinary team professionals understand the problem and the role they have in helping to prevent and manage vector-borne and other pathogens in relocated cats. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 21, 2022

2021 journal article

Bartonella henselae Detected in Malignant Melanoma, a Preliminary Study

PATHOGENS, 10(3).

By: M. Ericson*, E. Breitschwerdt n, P. Reicherter*, C. Maxwell*, R. Maggi n, R. Melvin*, A. Maluki*, J. Bradley n ...

author keywords: melanoma; A375 cells; Bartonella spp; Bartonella henselae; vector-borne pathogens; multi-immunostaining methods; confocal microscopy of thick sections; cancer microbiome; melanoma pathobiome
TL;DR: Findings from this small number of patients support the need for future investigations to determine the extent to which Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: March 11, 2021

2021 journal article

Comparison of Serological and Molecular Assays for Bartonella Species in Dogs with Hemangiosarcoma

PATHOGENS, 10(7).

By: E. Lashnits n, P. Neupane n, J. Bradley n, T. Richardson n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: diagnostic testing; ddPCR; PCR; serology; sensitivity; specificity; tissue biopsy; latent class analysis
TL;DR: Data indicate that Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 24, 2021

2021 journal article

Development of a Multiplex Droplet Digital PCR Assay for the Detection of Babesia, Bartonella, and Borrelia Species

PATHOGENS, 10(11).

By: R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, B. Qurollo n & J. Miller*

author keywords: Babesia; Bartonella; Borrelia; Cytauxzoon; Piroplasma; Theileria; clinical diagnostics; molecular detection; digital droplet PCR; digital PCR
TL;DR: The ddPCR assay facilitated the simultaneous detection of co-infections with two and three vector-borne pathogens comprising four different genera (Babesia, Bartonella, Borrelia, and Theileria) from clinical and other sample sources. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 12, 2021

2021 journal article

Prevalence of Vector-Borne Pathogens in Reproductive and Non-Reproductive Tissue Samples from Free-Roaming Domestic Cats in the South Atlantic USA

PATHOGENS, 10(9).

By: C. Manvell n, K. Ferris n, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n & E. Lashnits n

author keywords: Bartonella spp; hemotropic Mycoplasma spp; reproduction; cats; prevalence
TL;DR: Ear tip and reproductive tissues of FRCs from two locations in the South Atlantic United States for Anaplasma, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, hemotropic Mycoplasma, and Rickettsia species suggest that B. henselae preferentially infected cats’ reproductive tissue and reinforces the importance of investigating the potential for vertical transmission or induction of reproductive failure. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: September 22, 2021

2021 review

Recent Progress in Lyme Disease and Remaining Challenges

[Review of ]. FRONTIERS IN MEDICINE, 8.

By: J. Bobe*, B. Jutras*, E. Horn, M. Embers*, A. Bailey*, R. Moritz*, Y. Zhang*, M. Soloski* ...

author keywords: Lyme disease; pathogenesis; diagnosis; treatment; prevention; field building; PTLD; vaccine
TL;DR: Progress over the past 5 years in the understanding of Lyme and tick-borne diseases in the United States is summarized and remaining challenges are highlighted. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 20, 2021

2021 journal article

Schizophrenia and Bartonella spp. Infection: A Pilot Case-Control Study

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, 21(6), 413–421.

By: E. Lashnits n, R. Maggi n, F. Jarskog*, J. Bradley n, E. Breitschwerdt n & F. Frohlich*

author keywords: vector-borne disease; infectious disease; cat; epidemiology; ddPCR; cat scratch disease
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Case-Control Studies; Pilot Projects; Schizophrenia
TL;DR: Preliminary evidence in support of future investigations that should examine a potential contribution of Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 5, 2021

2020 journal article

Bartonella Associated Cutaneous Lesions (BACL) in People with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Pathogens, 9(12), 1023.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, J. Bradley n, R. Maggi n, E. Lashnits n & P. Reicherter*

author keywords: infection; bacteria; psychoses; transmission; stretch marks; bartonella; neuropsychiatric; cutaneous lesions; BACL
TL;DR: It is concluded that cutaneous lesions were common among people reporting neuropsychiatric symptoms and Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 5, 2020

2020 journal article

Detection of Bartonella spp. in dogs after infection with Rickettsia rickettsii

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 34(1), 145–159.

By: E. Lashnits n, P. Neupane n, R. Maggi n, K. Linder n, J. Bradley n, N. Balakrishnan n, B. Southern n, G. McKeon n, R. Chandrashekar*, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: PCR; recrudescence; serology; transmission
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Coinfection; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Female; Housing, Animal; Laboratory Animal Science; Rickettsia rickettsii; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / complications; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / microbiology; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / veterinary; Serologic Tests
TL;DR: The results support the possibilities of recrudescence of chronic subclinical Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 1, 2020

2020 journal article

Development and validation of a droplet digital PCR assay for the detection and quantification of Bartonella species within human clinical samples

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, 176.

By: R. Maggi n, T. Richardson*, E. Breitschwerdt n & J. Miller*

author keywords: Bartonella; Clinical diagnostics; Molecular detection; Digital droplet PCR; Digital PCR
MeSH headings : Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Humans; Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
TL;DR: The ddPCR assay developed based upon previously published TaqMan-based qPCR assays that can amplify DNA of over 25 Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 5, 2020

2020 journal article

Hopping species and borders: detection of Bartonella spp. in avian nest fleas and arctic foxes from Nunavut, Canada

PARASITES & VECTORS, 13(1).

author keywords: Arctic fox; Bartonella; Disease ecology; Flea; Geese; Nunavut; Vector-borne disease; Wildlife; Zoonotic
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Wild / microbiology; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella / physiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bird Diseases / microbiology; Disease Vectors; Ecosystem; Flea Infestations / parasitology; Flea Infestations / veterinary; Foxes / blood; Foxes / microbiology; Geese / microbiology; Host Specificity; Nunavut; Siphonaptera / classification; Siphonaptera / microbiology; Siphonaptera / physiology
TL;DR: It is confirmed that B. henselae, B. vinsonii berkhoffii and B. rochalimae circulate in the Karrak Lake ecosystem and that nest fleas contain B. Henselae DNA, suggesting that this flea may serve as a potential vector for transmission among Arctic wildlife. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 12, 2020

2020 article

My Mother's Story: Tick Borne Ehrlichiosis and a Life Well-Lived

Breitschwerdt, E. B., & Maggi, R. G. (2020, May 1). VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, Vol. 20, pp. 319–324.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Maggi n

author keywords: Ehrlichia; Bartonella; dementia; one health; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
MeSH headings : Aged, 80 and over; Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Doxycycline / therapeutic use; Ehrlichia; Ehrlichiosis / diagnosis; Ehrlichiosis / drug therapy; Ehrlichiosis / epidemiology; Ehrlichiosis / pathology; Female; Humans; Maryland / epidemiology; Tick Bites; Ticks
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Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 18, 2020

2020 journal article

Validation of Bartonella henselae Western Immunoblotting for Serodiagnosis of Bartonelloses in Dogs

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 58(4).

By: P. Neupane n, S. Sevala n, N. Balakrishnan*, H. Marr n, J. Wilson n, R. Maggi n, A. Birkenheuer n, M. Lappin*, B. Chomel*, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: serology; zoonosis; vector borne; Western blotting; antigen; Bartonella henselae
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial; Bartonella; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae; Blotting, Western; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dogs; Serologic Tests
TL;DR: This study characterized WB immunodominant proteins that could be used to confirm a serodiagnosis of canine bartonelloses using agar-grown Bartonella henselae San Antonio type 2 (SA2) whole-cell proteins, and found a strong but variable recognition of these proteins among 81% of group II dogs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: April 27, 2020

2019 journal article

A review on the occurrence of companion vector-borne diseases in pet animals in Latin America

Parasites & Vectors, 12(1).

By: R. Maggi n & F. Krämer*

author keywords: Companion vector-borne diseases (CVBDs); Dog; Cat; Occurrence; Vector; Latin America (LATAM); Prevalence
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Infections / epidemiology; Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Cat Diseases / epidemiology; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cat Diseases / parasitology; Cats; Chagas Disease / epidemiology; Chagas Disease / veterinary; Disease Vectors; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / parasitology; Dogs; Ehrlichiosis / epidemiology; Ehrlichiosis / veterinary; Latin America / epidemiology; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / epidemiology; Pets; Prevalence; Rickettsiaceae Infections / epidemiology; Rickettsiaceae Infections / veterinary
TL;DR: A wide distribution and the fact that most of the CVBDs can have a quite severe clinical outcome and their diagnostic as well as therapeutic options in the region are often difficult to access and to afford, demands a strong call for the prevention of pathogen transmission by the use of ectoparasiticidal and anti-feeding products aswell as by performing behavioural changes. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: April 15, 2019

2019 journal article

Bartonella henselae Bloodstream Infection in a Boy With Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Journal of Central Nervous System Disease, 11, 117957351983201.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Greenberg*, R. Maggi n, B. Mozayeni, A. Lewis & J. Bradley n

author keywords: Bacteria; psychosis; transmission; stretch marks; Bartonella; schizophrenia
TL;DR: This case report suggests that B henselae bloodstream infection may contribute to progressive, recalcitrant neuropsychiatric symptoms consistent with PANS in a subset of patients. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: April 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Bartonella spp. Bloodstream Infection in a Canadian Family

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 19(4), 234–241.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, C. Quach* & J. Bradley n

author keywords: infection; bacteria; family; transmission; vectors
MeSH headings : Adult; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Canada; Child; Family; Female; Humans; Male; Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
TL;DR: There is a substantial need for clinical research to clarify the extent to which Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: April 15, 2019

2019 journal article

Detection and Prevalence of Babesia spp. in American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) from Eastern and Western North Carolina, USA

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 55(3), 678.

By: L. Westmoreland n, M. Stoskopf n, E. Sheppard n, C. DePerno, N. Gould n, C. Olfenbuttel*, R. Maggi n

author keywords: American black bear; Babesia; North Carolina; PCR; piroplasms; Theileria; Ursus americanus
MeSH headings : Animals; Babesia / classification; Babesia / genetics; Babesia / isolation & purification; Babesiosis / epidemiology; Babesiosis / parasitology; North Carolina / epidemiology; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Prevalence; Ursidae / parasitology
TL;DR: The presence of the same Babesia species in black bears, raccoons, and a maned wolf suggests piroplasms may not be host specific. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: July 29, 2019

2019 journal article

Regional prevalences of Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia bissettiae, and Bartonella henselae in Ixodes affinis, Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis in the USA

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 10(2), 360–364.

By: R. Maggi n, M. Toliver*, T. Richardson n, T. Mather* & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Borrelia; B. bissettiae; Bartonella; Ixodes; I.affinis; I. scapularis
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / epidemiology; Animals; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Borrelia / genetics; Borrelia / isolation & purification; Borrelia burgdorferi / genetics; Borrelia burgdorferi / isolation & purification; Coinfection / epidemiology; Coinfection / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Ixodes / microbiology; Lyme Disease / epidemiology; Minnesota / epidemiology; North Carolina / epidemiology; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Prevalence; Sequence Analysis, DNA; United States / epidemiology
TL;DR: Improved understanding of the enzootic cycle, transmission dynamics, and vector competence of Ixodes species (especially I. affinis) for transmission of Borrelia spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: February 4, 2019

2018 journal article

Bartonella henselae in small Indian mongooses ( Herpestes auropunctatus ) from Grenada, West Indies

Veterinary Microbiology, 216, 119–122.

By: D. Jaffe*, B. Chomel*, R. Kasten*, E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, A. McLeish*, U. Zieger*

author keywords: Bartonella henselae; Herpestes auropunctatus; Small Indian mongoose; Grenada Island
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / epidemiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / microbiology; Animals; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Bartonella henselae / physiology; Disease Reservoirs / microbiology; Genotype; Grenada / epidemiology; Herpestidae / microbiology; Zoonoses / epidemiology; Zoonoses / microbiology
TL;DR: The role of small Indian mongooses as a natural reservoir of B. henselae in the New World is confirmed and documented to identify a potential source of zoonotic risk with mongoose-human contact in theNew World. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Bartonella quintana and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. vinsonii bloodstream co-infection in a girl from North Carolina, USA

Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 208(1), 101–107.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Maggi n

author keywords: Bartonella quintana; Bartonella vinsonii subsp; vinsonii; Bacteria; Vector; Equestrian
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / pathology; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonellaceae Infections / diagnosis; Bartonellaceae Infections / microbiology; Bartonellaceae Infections / pathology; Cluster Analysis; Coinfection / diagnosis; Coinfection / microbiology; Coinfection / pathology; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / genetics; Female; Humans; Microbiological Techniques; Molecular Diagnostic Techniques; North Carolina; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Serologic Tests
TL;DR: The first documented human case of blood stream infection with Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: February 4, 2019

2018 journal article

Evaluation of cell culture-grown Bartonella antigens in immunofluorescent antibody assays for the serological diagnosis of bartonellosis in dogs

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 32(6), 1958–1964.

By: P. Neupane n, B. Hegarty n, H. Marr n, R. Maggi n, A. Birkenheuer n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: bacteria; BAPGM; serology; vector-borne; zoonosis
MeSH headings : Animals; Antigens, Bacterial / immunology; Bartonella / immunology; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Bartonella quintana / immunology; Cells, Cultured; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Fluorescent Antibody Technique / methods; Fluorescent Antibody Technique / veterinary; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Sensitivity and Specificity; Serologic Tests / methods; Serologic Tests / veterinary; Trench Fever / diagnosis; Trench Fever / veterinary
TL;DR: Despite IFA testing of dogs against 8 different Bartonella isolates, IFA sensitivity remained poor, and specificity was only 85%. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: December 31, 2018

2018 journal article

Identification of Hemotropic Mycoplasmas in an Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) and a Yellow-bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) from North Carolina, USA

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 54(2), 371–374.

By: J. Jarred n, G. Lewbart n, K. Stover n, B. Thomas n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Chelonian; hemoplasma; hemotropic mycoplasma; PCR; wildlife
MeSH headings : Animals; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; North Carolina / epidemiology; Phylogeny; Turtles / microbiology
TL;DR: Based upon sequencing of the 16S rRNA subunit, one eastern box turtle and one yellow-bellied slider were infected with Mycoplasma spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Rheumatological presentation of Bartonella koehlerae and Bartonella henselae bacteremias

Medicine, 97(17), e0465.

By: B. Mozayeni, R. Maggi n, J. Bradley n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella henselae; Bartonella koehlerae; bartonellosis; breast cyst; EDS Ehlers-Danlos; joint laxity; serology
MeSH headings : Adult; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / drug therapy; Bacteremia / physiopathology; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / physiopathology; Diagnosis, Differential; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / diagnosis; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / physiopathology; Female; Humans; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Rheumatic Diseases / diagnosis; Rheumatic Diseases / physiopathology; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: To facilitate early and directed medical interventions, systemic bartonellosis should potentially be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with incalcitrant rheumatological symptoms and frequent arthropod exposures or extensive animal contact. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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2017 journal article

Detection and prevalence of four different hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. in Eastern North Carolina American black bears (Ursus americanus)

Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 50, 106–109.

By: L. Westmoreland n, M. Stoskopf n & R. Maggi n

author keywords: Hemoplasma; Hemotropic Mycoplasma; American black bear; Ursus americanus
MeSH headings : Animals; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Disease Reservoirs; Humans; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Mycoplasma Infections / transmission; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; North Carolina / epidemiology; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Prevalence; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Ursidae / microbiology
TL;DR: The molecular prevalence of Mycoplasma species in blood from 68 free-ranging black bears from the eastern coast of North Carolina revealed four distinct species infecting 34/68 (50%) of the black bear blood samples, including Candidatus M. haematoparvum. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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2017 journal article

First description of Bartonella koehlerae infection in a Spanish dog with infective endocarditis

Parasites & Vectors, 10(1).

By: M. Tabar, L. Altet, R. Maggi n, J. Altimira & X. Roura*

author keywords: Bartonella; Dog; Endocarditis
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / immunology; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis; Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology; Endocarditis, Bacterial / veterinary; Hemangiosarcoma / microbiology; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Spain / epidemiology
TL;DR: A 7-year-old intact male mixed dog presented with clinico-pathological signs consistent with mitral endocarditis and cutaneous hemangiosarcoma and the presence of B. koehlerae DNA was revealed, corroborating that it can also be detected in dogs. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Prevalence of Bartonella spp. by culture, PCR and serology, in veterinary personnel from Spain

Parasites & Vectors, 10(1).

author keywords: Bartonella alphaproteobacteria growth medium; Bartonella henselae; Bartonella quintana; Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii; Bartonella koehlerae; Veterinary personnel; Spain
MeSH headings : Animal Technicians; Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / immunology; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella / physiology; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / growth & development; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Bartonella henselae / physiology; Cross-Sectional Studies; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Female; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Genotype; Humans; Male; Prevalence; Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Spain / epidemiology; Surveys and Questionnaires; Veterinarians; Zoonoses
TL;DR: High serological and molecular prevalences of exposure to, or infection with, Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Seroprevalence of Bartonella species, Coxiella burnetii and Toxoplasma gondii among patients with hematological malignancies: A pilot study in Romania

Zoonoses and Public Health, 64(6), 485–490.

By: C. Messinger*, E. Gurzau*, E. Breitschwerdt n, C. Tomuleasa*, S. Trufan*, M. Flonta, R. Maggi n, I. Berindan-Neagoe*, P. Rabinowitz*

author keywords: Bartonella; Coxiella burnetii; immunocompromised patients; livestock; seroprevalence; Toxoplasma; zoonoses
MeSH headings : Adult; Animals; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / complications; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Coxiella / isolation & purification; Female; Humans; Leukemia / complications; Leukemia / epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Q Fever / complications; Q Fever / epidemiology; Risk Factors; Romania / epidemiology; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Toxoplasma / isolation & purification; Toxoplasmosis / complications; Toxoplasmosis / epidemiology; Zoonoses
TL;DR: Patients receiving immunosuppressive cancer treatments in settings where there is a high degree of human–animal interaction may be at increased risk for opportunistic zoonotic infections or reactivation of latent infections, particularly with respect to Bartonella species. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2016 journal article

Detection of Mycoplasma haemocanis, Mycoplasma haematoparvum, Mycoplasma suis and other vector-borne pathogens in dogs from Córdoba and Santa Fé, Argentina

Parasites & Vectors, 9(1).

By: P. Mascarelli n, G. Tartara*, N. Pereyra* & R. Maggi n

author keywords: Dogs; Babesia vogeli; Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Anaplasma platys; Ehrlichia canis; Mycoplasma haemocanis; Mycoplasma haematoparvum; Mycoplasma suis; Bartonella spp.; Argentina
MeSH headings : Animals; Argentina / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Male; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma / physiology; Mycoplasma Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; Tick-Borne Diseases / epidemiology; Tick-Borne Diseases / microbiology; Tick-Borne Diseases / veterinary
TL;DR: Three MyCoplasma spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Metaconceptually-enhanced simulation-based inquiry: effects on eighth grade students’ conceptual change and science epistemic beliefs

Educational Technology Research and Development, 65(1), 75–100.

author keywords: Conceptual change; Metaconceptual thinking; Scaffolding; Inquiry learning; Epistemic beliefs; Computer simulations
TL;DR: The findings led to the following conclusions: metaconceptual scaffolding enhanced simulation-based learning by significantly reducing science misconceptions, but it was not as effective in changing students’ mental models which consisted of multiple interrelated key concepts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Molecular identification and bioinformatics analysis of a potential anti-vector vaccine candidate, 15-kDa salivary gland protein (Salp15), from Ixodes affinis ticks

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 7(1), 46–53.

By: H. Sultana*, U. Patel*, M. Toliver*, R. Maggi n & G. Neelakanta*

author keywords: Salp15; Ixodes affinis; I. scapularis; Lyme borreliosis; Borrelia burgdorferi; Anti-vector vaccine
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Base Sequence; Cloning, Molecular; Computational Biology; Female; Gene Expression Regulation; Ixodes / metabolism; Molecular Sequence Data; Multigene Family; Phylogeny; Protein Processing, Post-Translational; Salivary Glands / metabolism; Salivary Proteins and Peptides / immunology; Salivary Proteins and Peptides / metabolism; Sequence Alignment; Species Specificity; Tick Infestations / prevention & control; Tick Infestations / veterinary; Vaccines / immunology
TL;DR: High sequence conservation distributed over the entire amino acids sequence not only suggests an important role for Iaff15 in I. affinis blood feeding and vector-pathogen interactions but may also lead to the development of an anti-vector vaccine against this group of ticks. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in North Carolina Eastern Black Bears (Ursus americanus)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 52(4), 968–970.

By: L. Westmoreland n, M. Stoskopf n & R. Maggi n

MeSH headings : Anaplasma phagocytophilum / isolation & purification; Animals; North Carolina; Prevalence; Ursidae / microbiology
TL;DR: Anaplasma phagocytophilum was detected by DNA amplification in whole blood from free-ranging, hunter-killed American black bears from the east coast of North Carolina, US and no DNA of other Anaplasma or Ehrlichia spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Vasculitis, cerebral infarction and persistent Bartonella henselae infection in a child

Parasites & Vectors, 9(1).

By: N. Balakrishnan n, M. Ericson*, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Neurobartonellosis; Bartonella henselae San Antonio 2 vasculitis
MeSH headings : Bacteremia; Bartonella Infections / complications; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Brain / microbiology; Brain / pathology; Canada; Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis; Cerebral Infarction / etiology; Child; Female; Humans; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Vasculitis / complications; Vasculitis / diagnosis; Vasculitis / microbiology
TL;DR: B. henselae bacteremia, potentially spanning a 12-year time frame, in conjunction with the therapeutic administration of immunosuppressive drugs may have resulted in a progression and potentiation of the neurological disease that was partially reversible following antibiotic administration. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Erratum to ‘Novel Bartonella infection in northern and southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris nereis)’

Erratum to ‘Novel Bartonella infection in northern and southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris nereis).’ Veterinary Microbiology, 181(3-4), 336.

By: S. Carrasco*, B. Chomel*, V. Gill*, R. Kasten*, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, B. Byrne*, K. Burek-Huntington ...

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Infection with Bartonella henselae in a Danish Family

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(5), 1556–1561.

By: R. Maggi n, N. Balakrishnan n, J. Bradley n & E. Breitschwerdt n

Ed(s): B. Fenwick

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / diagnosis; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / microbiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / transmission; Bartonella henselae / classification; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Child; Family Health; Female; Genotype; Genotyping Techniques; Humans; Infant; Male; Middle Aged; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: Molecular microbiological evidence of Bartonella henselae genotype San Antonio 2 (SA2) infection in four of six Danish family members, including a child who died of unknown causes at 14 months of age is provided. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Potentially Novel Ehrlichia Species in Horses, Nicaragua

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21(2), 335–338.

By: V. O’Nion, H. Montilla, B. Qurollo*, R. Maggi*, B. Hegarty*, S. Tornquist, E. Breitschwerdt*

MeSH headings : Animals; Ehrlichia / classification; Ehrlichia / genetics; Ehrlichiosis / veterinary; Horse Diseases / epidemiology; Horse Diseases / microbiology; Horses; Molecular Typing; Nicaragua / epidemiology; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Serotyping
TL;DR: Sequencing of 16S rDNA, sodB, and groEL genes indicated that the bacterium is most likely a novel Ehrlichia species and the potential for canine and human infection remain unknown. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Prevalence of Bartonella spp. in Canine Cutaneous Histiocytoma

Journal of Comparative Pathology, 153(1), 14–21.

By: E. Pultorak n, K. Linder n, R. Maggi n, N. Balakrishnan n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; canine cutaneous histiocytoma; dog
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella Infections / complications; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / microbiology; Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / veterinary; Prevalence; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction; Skin Neoplasms / microbiology; Skin Neoplasms / veterinary
TL;DR: It is hypothesized that Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2015 journal article

Protozoal nodular dermatitis and panniculitis in a Rottweiler puppy caused by Caryospora bigenetica

Veterinary Dermatology, 27(1), 44–e12.

By: H. Tham n, K. Linder n, A. Tucker*, R. Maggi n & P. Bizikova n

MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / parasitology; Dogs; Eimeriidae / genetics; Eimeriidae / isolation & purification; Female; Protozoan Infections, Animal / parasitology; Protozoan Infections, Animal / pathology; Skin Diseases, Parasitic / drug therapy; Skin Diseases, Parasitic / parasitology; Skin Diseases, Parasitic / pathology; Skin Diseases, Parasitic / veterinary
TL;DR: This is the first documentation of the treatment and outcome of C. bigenetica cutaneous infection in a dog and although remission of clinical signs can be achieved with combination therapy of clindamycin and TMS, long-term management is challenging and relapses should be anticipated. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Vector-borne pathogens in arctic foxes, Vulpes lagopus, from Canada

Research in Veterinary Science, 99, 58–59.

author keywords: Foxes; Canada; Vector-borne; Bartonella; Mycoplasma; Ehrlichia; Zoonosis
MeSH headings : Anaplasma / genetics; Animals; Babesia / genetics; Babesiosis / epidemiology; Bartonella / genetics; Canada / epidemiology; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Ehrlichia / genetics; Foxes / blood; Foxes / microbiology; Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma / genetics; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Prevalence
TL;DR: Preliminary evidence is provided that vector borne pathogens, not typically associated with the arctic ecosystem, exist at low levels in this arctic fox population, and that vector exposure, pathogen transmission dynamics, and changes in the geographic distribution of pathogens over time should be investigated in future studies. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Bartonella henselae Infections In An Owner and Two Papillon Dogs Exposed to Tropical Rat Mites (Ornithonyssus bacoti)

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 14(10), 703–709.

By: J. Bradley n, P. Mascarelli n, C. Trull n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Neuropsychiatric symptoms; Mites; Vector; Pruritis; Edema
MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Doxycycline / therapeutic use; Female; Humans; Male; Mite Infestations / parasitology; Mites / microbiology; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Pruritus / drug therapy; Pruritus / microbiology; Pruritus / veterinary; Rats; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Zoonoses
TL;DR: Clinicians and vector biologists should consider the possibility that rat mites may play a role in Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Bilateral mandibular pyogranulomatous lymphadenitis and pulmonary nodules in a dog with Bartonella henselae bacteremia

Canadian Veterinary Journal, 55(10), 970–974.

By: M. Tucker, R. Sellon, R. Tucker, T. Wills, A. Simonsen, R. Maggi, E. Breitschwerdt

Source: NC State University Libraries
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2014 journal article

Co-infection with Anaplasma platys, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella koehlerae and ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum’ in a cat diagnosed with splenic plasmacytosis and multiple myeloma

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16(8), 713–720.

By: B. Qurollo n, N. Balakrishnan n, C. Cannon n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Cat Diseases / diagnosis; Cat Diseases / drug therapy; Cats; Coinfection; Doxycycline / therapeutic use; Multiple Myeloma / diagnosis; Multiple Myeloma / drug therapy; Multiple Myeloma / veterinary; Mycoplasma Infections / drug therapy; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary
TL;DR: Co-infection with multiple vector-borne pathogens should be a diagnostic consideration in cats with chronic hypergammaglobulinemia, monoclonal gammopathy and splenic plasmacytosis. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Comparison of serological and molecular panels for diagnosis of vector-borne diseases in dogs

Parasites & Vectors, 7(1), 127.

By: R. Maggi n, A. Birkenheuer n, B. Hegarty n, J. Bradley n, M. Levy n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Canine vector-borne diseases; Serology; Molecular testing; Diagnostic panel
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Infections / blood; Bacterial Infections / diagnosis; Bacterial Infections / microbiology; Bacterial Infections / veterinary; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / blood; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dogs; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / blood; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / diagnosis; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / parasitology; Serologic Tests / veterinary
TL;DR: Serological and PCR assays should be used in parallel to maximize CVBD diagnosis, and a panel combining serological and molecular assays run in parallel resulted in a 4-58% increase in the recognition of exposure to or infection with CVBD. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Detection of Bartonella Species in the Blood of Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians: A Newly Recognized Occupational Hazard?

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 14(8), 563–570.

By: P. Lantos*, R. Maggi n, B. Ferguson*, J. Varkey*, L. Park*, E. Breitschwerdt n, C. Woods*

author keywords: Bartonella; Diagnostic test; Veterinarian; Zoonosis; Bacteremia
TL;DR: This study supports an emerging body of evidence that cryptic Bartonella bloodstream infection may be more frequent in humans than previously recognized and may induce symptoms. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Experimental infection of cats with Afipia felis and various Bartonella species or subspecies

Veterinary Microbiology, 172(3-4), 505–510.

By: B. Chomel*, R. Kasten*, M. Stuckey*, E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, J. Henn*, J. Koehler*, C. Chang*

author keywords: Bartonella; Afipia felis; Cats; Experimental infection; Zoonosis
MeSH headings : Afipia; Animals; Bacteremia / veterinary; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cats; Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Polymerase Chain Reaction
TL;DR: Most of the cats seroconverted, but only the cats inoculated with B. rochalimae became bacteremic, indicating that cats are not natural hosts of A. felis or the other Bartonella species or subspecies tested in this study. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2014 journal article

Hemotropic mycoplasmas in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus)

Parasites & Vectors, 7(1), 117.

By: P. Mascarelli n, M. Keel*, M. Yabsley*, L. Last*, E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Maggi n

author keywords: Hemotropic mycoplasma; Bat; Haemoplasma; Mycplasma; WNS
MeSH headings : Animals; Appalachian Region / epidemiology; Ascomycota / isolation & purification; Base Sequence; Chiroptera / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Disease Reservoirs; Molecular Sequence Data; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Mycoplasma Infections / mortality; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; Nose / pathology; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Prevalence; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA / veterinary; Spleen / pathology
TL;DR: Gene sequences generated from WNS and non-WNS animals suggest that little brown bats could serve as a natural reservoir for this potentially novel Mycoplasma species. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

In Pursuit of a Stealth Pathogen: Laboratory Diagnosis of Bartonellosis

Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 36(5), 33–39.

By: L. Wolf*, N. Cherry*, R. Maggi* & E. Breitschwerdt*

TL;DR: The evolution of culture techniques, serology, and nucleic acid amplification tests used to detect Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
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Added: September 6, 2020

2014 journal article

Intravascular persistence of Anaplasma platys, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and Ehrlichia ewingii DNA in the blood of a dog and two family members

Parasites & Vectors, 7(1), 298.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, B. Hegarty n, B. Qurollo n, T. Saito*, R. Maggi n, L. Blanton*, D. Bouyer*

author keywords: Anaplasma; Ehrlichia; Rickettsemia; PCR; DNA sequencing
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Anaplasma / isolation & purification; Anaplasmosis / blood; Anaplasmosis / microbiology; Animals; Dog Diseases / blood; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Ehrlichia / isolation & purification; Ehrlichiosis / blood; Ehrlichiosis / microbiology; Ehrlichiosis / veterinary; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Serologic Tests
TL;DR: Serology and PCR targeting multiple microbial genes, followed by DNA sequencing, was used to test sequential blood samples and provided molecular evidence supporting intravascular persistence of A. platys and Ehrlichia spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2014 journal article

Novel Bartonella infection in northern and southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris nereis)

Veterinary Microbiology, 170(3-4), 325–334.

By: S. Carrasco*, B. Chomel*, V. Gill*, R. Kasten*, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, B. Byrne*, K. Burek-Huntington ...

author keywords: Bartonella; Streptococcus bovis/equinus; Vegetative valvular endocarditis; Northern sea otter; Southern sea otter; Enhydra lutris
MeSH headings : Alaska; Animals; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella Infections / complications; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; California; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / genetics; Endocarditis / microbiology; Female; Genes, Bacterial / genetics; Heart Valves / microbiology; Hematologic Tests; Male; Molecular Sequence Data; Otters; Phylogeny; Risk Factors; Streptococcal Infections / complications
TL;DR: The study evaluated whether Streptococcus bovis/equinus (SB/E) and Bartonella infections were associated with UME-related disease characterized by VVE and septicemia in Alaskan sea otter carcasses recovered 2004-2008 and suggested that Bart onella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

"Candidatus Mycoplasma haemomacaque" and Bartonella quintana Bacteremia in Cynomolgus Monkeys

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(5), 1408–1411.

By: R. Maggi n, P. Mascarelli*, N. Balakrishnan n, C. Rohde*, C. Kelly*, L. Ramaiah*, M. Leach*, E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / veterinary; Bacterial Typing Techniques; Bartonella quintana / genetics; Base Sequence; Macaca fascicularis; Molecular Sequence Data; Monkey Diseases / diagnosis; Monkey Diseases / microbiology; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / diagnosis; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Ribonuclease P / genetics; Sequence Alignment; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Trench Fever / diagnosis; Trench Fever / veterinary
TL;DR: Sequence alignments, evolutionary analysis, and signature nucleotide sequence motifs of the hemotropic Mycoplasma 16S rRNA and RNase P genes indicate the presence of a novel organism. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Advantages and limitations of serological and molecular panels for the diagnosis of vector-borne infectious diseases in dogs

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 27(3), 720.

By: R. Maggi, A. Birkenheuer, B. Hegarty, J. Bradley, M. Levy & E. Breitschwerdt

Event: 2013 ACVIM ForumResearch at Seattle, Washington on June 12-15, 2013

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2013 journal article

An unmatched case controlled study of clinicopathologic abnormalities in dogs with Bartonella infection

Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 36(5), 481–487.

By: C. Pérez Vera n, P. Diniz*, E. Pultorak n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; Dogs; BAPGM; Enrichment PCR; Hypoglobulinemia
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / pathogenicity; Bartonella Infections / immunology; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Base Sequence; Blood Protein Disorders / veterinary; Case-Control Studies; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / immunology; Dog Diseases / pathology; Dogs; Female; Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes / veterinary; Male; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Weight Loss
TL;DR: With the exception of weight loss and hypoglobulinemia, clinicopathologic abnormalities in Bartonella-infected dogs in this study were similar to dogs suspected of other vector-borne infections. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Bartonella henselae bacteremia in a mother and son potentially associated with tick exposure

Parasites & Vectors, 6(1).

By: R. Maggi n, M. Ericson*, P. Mascarelli n, J. Bradley n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; BAPGM; Bacteremia; Striae; Neuropathy; Neurological disorder
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / pathology; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Female; Humans; Insect Bites and Stings / complications; Male; Middle Aged; Mothers; Netherlands; Nuclear Family
TL;DR: Preliminary evidence supporting the possibility of persistent B. henselae bacteremia in immunocompetent persons from Europe is provided. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Bartonella henselae infection in a family experiencing neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities after woodlouse hunter spider bites

Parasites & Vectors, 6(1), 98.

By: P. Mascarelli n, R. Maggi n, S. Hopkins*, B. Mozayeni, C. Trull n, J. Bradley n, B. Hegarty n, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; Spiders; Neurological disease; Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Serology; PCR
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / complications; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / diagnosis; Animals; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Child; Child, Preschool; Cognition Disorders / diagnosis; Cognition Disorders / etiology; Family Health; Female; Humans; Male; Spider Bites / complications; Spiders / microbiology
TL;DR: Although it was not possible to determine whether the family’s B. henselae infections were acquired by spider bites or whether the spiders and woodlice were merely accidental hosts, physicians should consider the possibility that B. Henselae represents an antecedent infection for GBS, CIDP, and non-specific neurocognitive abnormalities. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii in Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(2), 468–470.

By: M. Chitwood n, R. Maggi n, S. Kennedy-Stoskopf n, M. Toliver* & a. DePerno n

MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Wild / microbiology; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; Deer / microbiology; Female; North Carolina / epidemiology
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2013 journal article

Co-infection with Anaplasma platys, Bartonella henselae and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum in a veterinarian

Parasites & Vectors, 6(1), 103.

By: R. Maggi n, P. Mascarelli n, L. Havenga*, V. Naidoo* & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; Mycoplasma; Anaplasma; Headache; Migraines; Seizures; Serology; PCR
MeSH headings : Adult; Anaplasma / isolation & purification; Animals; Bacterial Infections / diagnosis; Bacterial Infections / microbiology; Bacterial Infections / pathology; Bacteriological Techniques; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Coinfection / diagnosis; Coinfection / microbiology; Coinfection / pathology; Disease Vectors; Female; Grenada; Humans; Ireland; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Occupational Exposure; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Sequence Analysis, DNA; South Africa; Veterinarians
TL;DR: A 27-year-old female veterinarian experienced migraine headaches, seizures, including status epilepticus, and other neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities and no etiological diagnosis had been obtained to explain the patient's symptoms. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Experimental infection of dogs with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii

Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 156(1-2), 153–158.

By: N. Balakrishnan n, N. Cherry n, K. Linder n, E. Pierce n, N. Sontakke n, B. Hegarty n, J. Bradley n, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: PCR; Bacteria; Bartonella henselae SA2; Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii genotype III; Isolation; Dog model
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bacteremia / immunology; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / veterinary; Bartonella Infections / immunology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella henselae / immunology; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; Dog Diseases / immunology; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs
TL;DR: Following intradermal infection, sequestration of Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2013 journal article

Infection with Hemotropic Mycoplasma Species in Patients with or without Extensive Arthropod or Animal Contact

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(10), 3237–3241.

By: R. Maggi n, S. Compton n, C. Trull n, P. Mascarelli n, B. Mozayeni & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Adult; Cohort Studies; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Environmental Exposure; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Molecular Sequence Data; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Occupational Exposure; Prevalence; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Young Adult
TL;DR: The prevalence of hemotropic mycoplasma infection was significantly greater in previously reported cohorts of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, spouses of veterinary professionals, and others with extensive arthropod exposure and/or frequent animal contact than in a previously reported cohort of patients examined by a rheumatologist because of chronic joint pain or evidence of small-vessel disease. (via Semantic Scholar)
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3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Koch's Postulates and the Pathogenesis of Comparative Infectious Disease Causation Associated with Bartonella species

Journal of Comparative Pathology, 148(2-3), 115–125.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, K. Linder n, M. Day*, R. Maggi n, B. Chomel* & V. Kempf*

author keywords: disease; infection; pathology; Koch's postulates
TL;DR: Recent research observations involving the genus Bartonella are used to propose an additional postulate of comparative infectious disease causation to Koch's postulates. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2013 journal article

Novel hemotropic Mycoplasma species in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 36(6), 607–611.

By: R. Maggi*, M. Chitwood, S. Kennedy-Stoskopf* & C. DePerno*

author keywords: Hemoplasma; Hemotropic Mycoplasma; Odocoileus virginianus; White-tailed deer; Zoonotic diseases
MeSH headings : Animals; Deer / microbiology; Female; Male; Molecular Sequence Data; Mycoplasma / classification; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Phylogeny; RNA, Bacterial / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
TL;DR: This study represents the first detection of three distinct hemotropic Mycoplasma species in white-tailed deer and the first report of two novel hemotropic MYs species in eastern North Carolina. (via Semantic Scholar)
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15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Phylogenetic Diversity of Bacteria Isolated from Sick Dogs Using the BAPGM Enrichment Culture Platform

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 27(4), 854–861.

By: A. Davenport n, P. Mascarelli n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Fastidious; Infection; Isolation; Sphingomonas
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacterial Infections / microbiology; Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Bacteriological Techniques / methods; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
TL;DR: Use of insect cell culture enrichment medium, such as BAPGM, appears to enhance the growth of alpha-Proteobacteria, but also results in isolation of non-alpha-Proteinobacteria from sick dogs, suggesting these organisms play a causal role in disease development. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Serial Testing from a 3-Day Collection Period by Use of the Bartonella Alphaproteobacteria Growth Medium Platform May Enhance the Sensitivity of Bartonella Species Detection in Bacteremic Human Patients

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(6), 1673–1677.

By: E. Pultorak n, R. Maggi n, P. Mascarelli n & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Adult; Algorithms; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bartonella / growth & development; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Blood / microbiology; Culture Media / chemistry; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Sensitivity and Specificity; Specimen Handling / methods; Time Factors
TL;DR: Obtaining three sequential blood samples during a 1-week period should be considered a diagnostic approach when bartonellosis is suspected. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2013 journal article

Spontaneous onset of complex regional pain syndrome Type I in a woman infected with Bartonella koehlerae

Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 203(2), 101–107.

By: C. Vera n, R. Maggi n, C. Woods*, P. Mascarelli n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Pain; Bacteria; Spider; Veterinarian; Neuropathogenesis
MeSH headings : Adult; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bartonella / drug effects; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / drug therapy; Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / microbiology; Female; Humans
TL;DR: After a short-term fever, complex regional pain syndrome, characterized by hyperalgesia, intermittent swelling, erythema and cyanosis of both feet, was diagnosed in a female veterinarian and symptoms resolved following initiation of antibiotics. (via Semantic Scholar)
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3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Survey of Bartonella spp. in U.S. Bed Bugs Detects Burkholderia multivorans but Not Bartonella

PLoS ONE, 8(9), e73661.

By: V. Saenz n, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, J. Kim*, E. Vargo n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): S. Palli

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bedbugs / microbiology; Burkholderia / genetics; Burkholderia / isolation & purification; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Intergenic / chemistry; DNA, Intergenic / genetics; Geography; Humans; Insect Vectors / microbiology; Molecular Sequence Data; Polymerase Chain Reaction; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 23S / genetics; United States
TL;DR: This investigation investigated whether the resurgences of these medically important pathogens and their potential vector might be linked, by screening for Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2012 journal article

Abstract P3-10-03:Bartonella henselaeInfection Detected in Patients with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

Cancer Research, 72(24 Supplement), P3–10-03.

By: S. Fernandez n, L. Aburto n, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n & M. Cristofanilli n

Event: Poster Session of the Thirty-Fifth Annual CTRC‐AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium at San Antonio, TX on December 4-8, 2012

TL;DR: It is suggested that bacteria infections such as the one produced by Bartonella henselae might contribute to the clinical and pathological characteristics of IBC, associated with rapid spread of the breast tumor cells through the lymphatic system. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
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Added: February 13, 2021

2012 journal article

Bartonella spp. Bacteremia and Rheumatic Symptoms in Patients from Lyme Disease–endemic Region

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(11), 1919b–1921.

By: R. Maggi*, B. Mozayeni, E. Pultorak, B. Hegarty, J. Bradley, M. Correa, E. Breitschwerdt*

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2012 journal article

Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae as potential causes of proliferative vascular diseases in animals

Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 201(3), 319–326.

By: C. Beerlage*, M. Varanat n, K. Linder n, R. Maggi n, J. Cooley*, V. Kempf*, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Infection; Pathology; Systemic angiomatosis; Hemangiopericytoma; Bacteria
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / microbiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / pathology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / classification; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cat Diseases / pathology; Cats; Cattle; Cattle Diseases / microbiology; Cattle Diseases / pathology; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / pathology; Dogs; HeLa Cells; Hemangiopericytoma / microbiology; Hemangiopericytoma / pathology; Hemangiopericytoma / veterinary; Humans; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
TL;DR: It is suggested that a fourth species, B. vinsonii subsp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2012 journal article

Bartonellaspp. Infection in Healthy and Sick Horses and Foals from the Southeastern United States

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 26(6), 1408–1412.

By: N. Cherry n, S. Jones n, R. Maggi n, J. Davis n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella vinsonii; coinfection; foals; lameness
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial; Bacteremia / blood; Bacteremia / veterinary; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Female; Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect / veterinary; Horse Diseases / epidemiology; Horse Diseases / microbiology; Horses; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Serologic Tests; Southeastern United States
TL;DR: Horses in the southeastern United States are naturally infected with B. berkhofii genotypes I and III, and a bacteria most similar to Candidatus Bartonella volans, and further investigation into the pathogenic potential of Bart onella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: September 9, 2019

2012 journal article

Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum and Mycoplasma haemocanis infections in dogs from the United States

Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 35(6), 557–562.

By: S. Compton n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Mycoplasma; Hemoplasmas; Erythrocytes; PCR; Disease
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Male; Mycoplasma / genetics; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / epidemiology; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Prevalence; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; United States / epidemiology
TL;DR: The prevalence of Mhc and CMhp in this study was low; potential blood donors should be screened; and dogs and people can be co-infected with hemoplasma and Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Ehrlichia muris Infection in a Dog from Minnesota

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 26(5), 1217–1220.

By: B. Hegarty n, R. Maggi n, P. Koskinen, M. Beall*, M. Eberts*, R. Chandrashekar*, E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Ehrlichia / genetics; Ehrlichia / isolation & purification; Ehrlichiosis / drug therapy; Ehrlichiosis / microbiology; Ehrlichiosis / veterinary; Male; Minnesota; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / chemistry; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
TL;DR: A 6-year-old-male Labrador Retriever from northern Minnesota was examined by a veterinarian in June 2011 because of decreased activity, reluctance to climb stairs, and a history of having 2 attached ticks, but when re-examined in July, the dog had returned to normal activities and normal mobility. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Failure to amplify bartonella koehlerae dna from blood of cats and their fleas in the united states

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 26(3), 791–792.

By: M. Lappin, R. Maggi, J. Hawley & E. Breitschwerdt

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: February 20, 2021

2012 journal article

Granulomatous hepatitis due to Bartonella henselae infection in an immunocompetent patient

BMC Infectious Diseases, 12(1), 17.

By: T. VanderHeyden*, S. Yong*, E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, A. Mihalik*, J. Parada*, C. Fimmel*

author keywords: Granulomatous hepatitis; Bartonella henselae; Diagnosis; Treatment
MeSH headings : Adult; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella Infections / surgery; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Blood / microbiology; Female; Granuloma / microbiology; Granuloma / pathology; Hepatitis / diagnosis; Hepatitis / microbiology; Hepatitis / pathology; Hepatitis / surgery; Histocytochemistry; Humans; Liver / microbiology; Liver / pathology; Microscopy; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Radiography, Abdominal; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
TL;DR: The diagnosis of hepatic bartonellosis is exceedingly difficult to establish and requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, and recently developed, PCR-based approaches may be required in select patients to make the diagnosis. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: February 13, 2021

2012 journal article

Infection of human brain vascular pericytes (HBVPs) by Bartonella henselae

Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 202(2), 143–151.

By: M. Varanat n, R. Maggi n, K. Linder n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Blood vessels; Bacteria; Cytokines; Vascular endothelial growth factor; Pericyte coverage
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / metabolism; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / microbiology; Apoptosis; Bartonella henselae / physiology; Brain / metabolism; Brain / microbiology; Brain / pathology; Cell Proliferation; Cells, Cultured; Humans; Pericytes / metabolism; Pericytes / microbiology; Pericytes / ultrastructure; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / biosynthesis
TL;DR: After infecting human brain vascular pericytes with Bartonella henselae, it was found that these bacteria were able to invade HBVPs and that bacterial infection resulted in decreased pericyte proliferation and increased pericyter production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) when compared to the uninfected control cells. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Vector-Borne Diseases - constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum

Parasites & Vectors, 5(1), 55.

By: G. Baneth*, P. Bourdeau*, G. Bourdoiseau*, D. Bowman*, E. Breitschwerdt n, G. Capelli*, L. Cardoso*, F. Dantas-Torres* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Infections / diagnosis; Bacterial Infections / drug therapy; Bacterial Infections / prevention & control; Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / prevention & control; Dogs; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / diagnosis; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / drug therapy; Parasitic Diseases, Animal / prevention & control; Veterinary Medicine / methods
TL;DR: Recommendations to veterinarians for the management of canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs), a growing global threat as they continue their spread far from their traditional geographical and temporal restraints as a result of changes in both climatic conditions and pet dog travel patterns. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Bartonella Species Bacteremia in Two Patients with Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(11), 4006–4012.

By: P. Mascarelli n, J. Iredell*, R. Maggi n, G. Weinberg* & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Adult; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Female; Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / complications; Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / diagnosis; Humans; Male; Middle Aged
TL;DR: Chronic Bartonella infection could have a role in the development of this vascular neoplasm, considering the biology and clinically variable natural history of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Bartonella spp. DNA in Cardiac Tissues from Dogs in Colorado and Wyoming

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 25(3), 613–616.

By: A. Fenimore*, M. Varanat n, R. Maggi n, P. Schultheiss*, E. Breitschwerdt n & M. Lappin*

author keywords: Bartonella species; Blood cultures; Polymerase chain reaction assays
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Colorado / epidemiology; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Endocarditis, Bacterial / epidemiology; Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology; Endocarditis, Bacterial / veterinary; Retrospective Studies; Wyoming / epidemiology
TL;DR: The results emphasize the need for routine use of external parasite control products even in regions perceived to have low risk for flea and tick infestations and should be on the differential list for dogs in the Rocky Mountain states. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Bartonella spp. in Feral Pigs, Southeastern United States

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(5), 893–895.

By: A. Beard n, R. Maggi*, S. Kennedy-Stoskopf*, N. Cherry*, M. Sandfoss, C. DePerno*, E. Breitschwerdt*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / genetics; Genes, Bacterial / genetics; Genotype; Male; Phylogeny; Sequence Homology; Southeastern United States / epidemiology; Swine; Swine Diseases / epidemiology; Swine Diseases / microbiology
TL;DR: In conjunction with efforts to assess pathogen exposure in feral pigs from the southeastern United States, amplified Bartonella henselae, B. koehlerae, and B. vinsonii subsp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2011 journal article

Canine bartonellosis mimics other tick-borne diseases

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 25(3), 706–707.

By: C. Perez, P. Diniz, R. Maggi & E. Breitschwerdt

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: February 20, 2021

2011 journal article

Ecological Diversity ofBartonellaSpecies Infection Among Dogs and Their Owner in Virginia

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 11(11), 1425–1432.

By: N. Cherry n, R. Maggi n, J. Rossmeisl*, B. Hegarty n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bacteria; Disease; Ecology; Vector
MeSH headings : Animal Husbandry; Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Breeding; Databases, Nucleic Acid; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Ecology; Female; Genotype; Humans; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Virginia
TL;DR: Serology, serology, polymerase chain reaction, and enrichment blood culture were used to assess the prevalence of Bartonella sp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2011 journal article

Gammopathy in a Spanish dog infected with Bartonella henselae

Journal of Small Animal Practice, 52(4), 209–212.

By: M. Tabar, R. Maggi n, L. Altet*, M. Vilafranca, O. Francino* & X. Roura*

MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / diagnosis; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / epidemiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Diagnosis, Differential; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dogs; Female; Paraproteinemias / diagnosis; Paraproteinemias / epidemiology; Paraproteinemias / veterinary
TL;DR: This is the first report of molecular evidence of Bartonella species infection in a sick dog in Spain and should be added to the differential diagnoses for gammopathy in dogs. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Hallucinations, Sensory Neuropathy, and Peripheral Visual Deficits in a Young Woman Infected with Bartonella koehlerae

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(9), 3415–3417.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, P. Mascarelli n, L. Schweickert, R. Maggi n, B. Hegarty n, J. Bradley n, C. Woods*

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / drug therapy; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / physiopathology; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / physiopathology; DNA, Bacterial / blood; Female; Hallucinations / diagnosis; Humans; Treatment Outcome
TL;DR: A young woman experiencing depression, anxiety, mood swings, severe headaches, muscle spasms, interphalangeal joint stiffness, decreased peripheral vision, diminished tactile sensation, and hallucinations was persistently Bartonella koehlerae seroreactive and bacteremic. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Identification of Bartonella henselae in 2 Cats With Pyogranulomatous Myocarditis and Diaphragmatic Myositis

Veterinary Pathology, 49(4), 608–611.

By: M. Varanat n, J. Broadhurst, K. Linder n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; cats; diaphragmatic myositis; myocarditis
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cat Diseases / pathology; Cats; Fatal Outcome; Female; Male; Myocarditis / pathology; Myocarditis / veterinary; Myositis / pathology; Myositis / veterinary
TL;DR: This study supports a potential association between B. henselae and what has been historically described as “transmissible myocarditis and diaphragmitis” of undetermined cause in cats. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Molecular and Serological Diagnosis of Bartonella Infection in 61 Dogs from the United States

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 25(4), 805–810.

By: C. Pérez n, R. Maggi n, P. Diniz n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bacteria; BAPGM; Bartonella; Blood culture
MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / blood; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Culture Media; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / blood; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect / veterinary; Logistic Models; Multivariate Analysis; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Retrospective Studies
TL;DR: Dogs were most often infected with B. henselae or B. berkhoffii based on PCR and enrichment culture, coinfection was documented, and various Bartonella species were identified. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Rickettsia rickettsii transmission by a lone star tick, North Carolina

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(5), 873–875.

By: E. Breitschwerdt, B. Hegarty, R. Maggi, P. Lantos, D. Aslett & J. Bradley

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Rickettsia rickettsiiTransmission by a Lone Star Tick, North Carolina

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(5), 873–875.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, B. Hegarty n, R. Maggi n, P. Lantos n, D. Aslett n & J. Bradley n

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Animals; Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / genetics; Doxycycline / therapeutic use; Humans; Male; Mitochondria / genetics; North Carolina; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Rickettsia rickettsii / physiology; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / diagnosis; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / drug therapy; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / transmission; Skin / pathology; Ticks / genetics; Ticks / microbiology
TL;DR: Molecular evidence that A. americanum ticks can function, although most likely infrequently, as vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever for humans is provided. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: January 24, 2021

2010 journal article

Bacillary angiomatosis in an immunosuppressed dog

Veterinary Dermatology, 21(4), 420–428.

By: J. Yager*, S. Best, R. Maggi n, M. Varanat n, N. Znajda* & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / drug therapy; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / immunology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Azathioprine / therapeutic use; Azithromycin / therapeutic use; Clindamycin / therapeutic use; Dogs; Female; Immunocompromised Host; Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects; Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use; Pancytopenia / drug therapy; Pancytopenia / veterinary; Prednisone / therapeutic use
TL;DR: A dog being treated with immunosuppressive doses of prednisone and azathioprine for pancytopenia of unknown origin, developed, over a 2-week period, multiple erythematous nodular lesions in the skin including footpads identical to those of human bacillary angiomatosis. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae bacteremia in a father and daughter with neurological disease

Parasites & Vectors, 3.

By: E. Breitschwerdt, R. Maggi, P. Lantos, C. Woods, B. Hegarty & J. Bradley

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Bartonellosis: an emerging infectious disease of zoonotic importance to animals and human beings

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 20(1), 8–30.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, B. Chomel* & M. Lappin n

author keywords: bacteria; cat; diagnosis; disease; dog
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Domestic / microbiology; Animals, Wild / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Cats; Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology; Communicable Diseases, Emerging / veterinary; Disease Reservoirs / microbiology; Disease Reservoirs / veterinary; Dogs; Humans; Occupational Diseases / epidemiology; Occupational Diseases / microbiology; Occupational Diseases / veterinary; Species Specificity; Zoonoses
TL;DR: A review of clinically relevant observations related to Bartonella species as emerging pathogens in veterinary and human medicine to provide a review of clinical relevant observations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Borrelia species in Ixodes affinis and Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from the coastal plain of North Carolina

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 1(4), 168–171.

By: R. Maggi n, S. Reichelt n, M. Toliver* & B. Engber*

author keywords: Borrelia; B. burgdorferi; B. bissettii; Ixodes; I. affinis; North Carolina; I. scapularis
MeSH headings : Animals; Arachnid Vectors / microbiology; Borrelia / isolation & purification; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Female; Ixodes / microbiology; Male; North Carolina; Sex Distribution
TL;DR: This study found a higher incidence of Borrelia spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Diversity of bartonella species in 62 dogs using the bapgm pre-enrichment culture method

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 24(3), 759.

By: C. Perez, P. Diniz, R. Maggi & E. Breitschwerdt

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: February 20, 2021

2010 journal article

Human Coinfection with Bartonella henselae and Two Hemotropic Mycoplasma Variants Resembling Mycoplasma ovis

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(10), 3782–3785.

By: J. Sykes*, L. Lindsay*, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bacteriological Techniques / methods; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Blood / microbiology; Cat-Scratch Disease / complications; Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis; Cat-Scratch Disease / drug therapy; Cat-Scratch Disease / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / blood; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Mycoplasma / isolation & purification; Mycoplasma Infections / complications; Mycoplasma Infections / diagnosis; Mycoplasma Infections / drug therapy; Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Texas; Treatment Outcome; Veterinarians
TL;DR: Two variants of an organism resembling the ovine hemoplasma, Mycoplasma ovis, were detected by PCR in blood samples from a veterinarian in Texas, marking the first report of human infection with this organism. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Molecular Evidence of Perinatal Transmission of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae to a Child

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(6), 2289–2293.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, P. Farmer n & P. Mascarelli n

MeSH headings : Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Blood / microbiology; Brain / microbiology; Cervix Uteri / microbiology; Child; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Family Health; Female; Humans; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Liver / microbiology; Male; Middle Aged; Molecular Sequence Data; Placenta / microbiology; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Spleen / microbiology
TL;DR: DNA of both organisms was amplified and sequenced from blood, enrichment blood cultures, or autopsy tissues from four family members and historical and microbiological results support perinatal transmission of Bartonella species in this family. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

PCR amplification of Bartonella koehlerae from human blood and enrichment blood cultures

Parasites & Vectors, 3.

By: E. Breitschwerdt, R. Maggi, B. Mozayeni, B. Hegarty, J. Bradley & P. Mascarelli

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Prevalence of Bartonella henselae and Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato DNA in Ixodes ricinus Ticks in Europe

Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(5), 1395–1398.

By: F. Dietrich n, T. Schmidgen n, R. Maggi n, D. Richter*, F. Matuschka*, R. Vonthein*, E. Breitschwerdt n, V. Kempf*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Borrelia burgdorferi Group / genetics; Borrelia burgdorferi Group / isolation & purification; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; France; Germany; Ixodes / microbiology; Nymph / microbiology; Portugal; Prevalence
TL;DR: The data indicate that ticks might serve as a vector for the transmission of B. henselae to humans and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the pathogen most frequently transmitted by ticks. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Prevalence of Selected Vector-borne Organisms and Identification of Bartonella Species DNA in North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46(3), 947–950.

By: S. Chinnadurai n, A. Birkenheuer n, H. Blanton n, R. Maggi n, N. Belfiore*, H. Marr n, E. Breitschwerdt n, M. Stoskopf n

author keywords: Bartonella; disease; Ehrlichia; Lontra canadensis; Ricketisia; river otter
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Wild / microbiology; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; DNA, Bacterial / blood; Female; Male; North Carolina / epidemiology; Otters / virology; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Prevalence; Rivers
TL;DR: Trapper-killed North American river otters in North Carolina, USA, were screened for multiple vector-borne bacteria known to be pathogenic to mammals and blood from one live otter captured in 2008 was found positive for this Bartonella sp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Prevention of endemic canine vector-borne diseases using imidacloprid 10% and permethrin 50% in young dogs: A longitudinal field study

Veterinary Parasitology, 172(3-4), 323–332.

By: D. Otranto*, D. de Caprariis*, R. Lia*, V. Tarallo*, V. Lorusso*, G. Testini*, F. Dantas-Torres*, S. Latrofa* ...

author keywords: Canine vector-borne diseases; Anaplasma platys; Babesia; Ehrlichia canis; Hepatozoon canis; Leishmania infantum; Prevention; Imidacloprid; Permethrin
MeSH headings : Animals; Disease Vectors; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / parasitology; Dog Diseases / prevention & control; Dogs; Female; Imidazoles; Incidence; Insecticides; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Neonicotinoids; Nitro Compounds; Permethrin; Tick-Borne Diseases / epidemiology; Tick-Borne Diseases / parasitology; Tick-Borne Diseases / veterinary
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that ImPer preventive treatment against arthropods protects autochthonous and naïve beagle dogs against CVBD-causing pathogens and reduces overall CVBD incidence density rate in dogs treated with ImPer. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Successful treatment ofBartonella henselaeendocarditis in a cat

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 12(6), 483–486.

By: C. Perez n, J. Hummel n, B. Keene n, R. Maggi n, P. Diniz n & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cat Diseases / diagnosis; Cat Diseases / drug therapy; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cats; Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis; Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy; Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology; Endocarditis, Bacterial / veterinary; Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect / veterinary; Male; Treatment Outcome
TL;DR: In conjunction with previous case reports, infective endocarditis can be associated with natural B henselae infection in cats; however, early diagnosis and treatment may result in a better prognosis than previously reported. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Suspected Needle Stick Transmission of Bartonella vinsonii subspecies berkhoffii to a Veterinarian

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 24(5), 1229–1232.

By: A. Oliveira n, R. Maggi n, C. Woods* & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Adult; Animals; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Humans; Male; Needlestick Injuries; Veterinarians; Zoonoses / microbiology; Zoonoses / transmission
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

A Groundhog, a Novel Bartonella Sequence, and My Father's Death

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(12), 2080–2086.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi*, M. Cadenas & P. Vissotto de Paiva Diniz

MeSH headings : Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Animals; Bartonella Infections / etiology; Humans; Male; Marmota / microbiology
TL;DR: During the summer of 2007, migratory joint pain developed in my 86-year-old father, previously an ironworker, farmer, and World War II veteran; because of occasional tick attachments, a Borrelia burgdorferi ELISA was performed; antibodies were not detected, and no treatment was instituted. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: September 2, 2020

2009 conference paper

A confusing case of canine vector-borne disease: clinical signs and progression in a dog co-infected with Ehrlichia canis and Bartonella vinsonii ssp berkhoffii

Parasites & Vectors, 2.

By: E. Breitschwerdt & R. Maggi

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

A confusing case of canine vector-borne disease: clinical signs and progression in a dog co-infected with Ehrlichia canis and Bartonella vinsonii ssp. berkhoffii

Parasites & Vectors, 2(Suppl 1), S3.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Maggi n

TL;DR: The authors discuss the seemingly diverse spectrum of disease manifestations, the co-infections of Bartonellosis spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: September 1, 2020

2009 journal article

A groundhog, a novel bartonella sequence, and my father's death

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(12), 2080–2086.

By: E. Breitschwerdt, R. Maggi, M. Cadenas & P. Diniz

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Bartonella Endocarditis

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1166(1), 120–126.

By: B. Chomel*, R. Kasten*, C. Williams, A. Wey, J. Henn*, R. Maggi n, S. Carrasco*, J. Mazet* ...

author keywords: Bartonella; endocarditis; dogs; cats; cattle; reservoir
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Wild / microbiology; Bartonella / pathogenicity; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cat Diseases / pathology; Cat Diseases / transmission; Cats; Cattle; Cattle Diseases / microbiology; Cattle Diseases / transmission; Disease Reservoirs; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dog Diseases / pathology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Endocarditis / microbiology; Female; Heart / microbiology; Humans; Male; Myocardium / pathology; Zoonoses / epidemiology; Zoonoses / microbiology; Zoonoses / transmission
TL;DR: The clinical and pathological characteristics of Bartonella endocarditis in dogs are similar to disease observed in humans, more often affecting the aortic valve, presenting with highly vegetative lesions with accompanying calcification, and in most instances high antibody titers. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 13, 2021

2009 conference paper

Bartonella endocarditis: A pathology shared by animal reservoirs and patients

Rickettsiology and rickettsial diseases, 1166, 120–126.

By: B. Chomel, R. Kasten, C. Williams, A. Wey, J. Henn, R. Maggi, S. Carrasco, J. Mazet ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Co-isolation of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii from blood, joint and subcutaneous seroma fluids from two naturally infected dogs

Veterinary Microbiology, 138(3-4), 368–372.

By: P. Diniz n, M. Wood n, R. Maggi n, S. Sontakke n, M. Stepnik n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Alpha Proteobacteria; Culture; Arthritis; Seroma; Co-infection; Bartonella
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; DNA, Bacterial; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Male; Serologic Tests; Seroma / microbiology; Synovial Fluid / microbiology
TL;DR: Dogs can be co-infected with two Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Comparative Activity of Pradofloxacin, Enrofloxacin, and Azithromycin against Bartonella henselae Isolates Collected from Cats and a Human

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(2), 617–618.

By: S. Biswas n, R. Maggi n, M. Papich n, D. Keil* & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / microbiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology; Azithromycin / pharmacology; Bartonella henselae / drug effects; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cat-Scratch Disease / microbiology; Cats; Enrofloxacin; Fluoroquinolones / pharmacology; Humans; Microbial Sensitivity Tests
TL;DR: It is concluded that pradofloxacin may prove useful for the treatment of B. henselae infections and showed greater antimicrobial activity than did other antibiotics. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Comparative medical features of canine and human bartonellosis

Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15, 106–107.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Maggi n

MeSH headings : Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bacteriological Techniques / methods; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / growth & development; Bartonella / immunology; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / pathology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; DNA, Bacterial / blood; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / pathology; Dogs; Female; Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect; Humans; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction
TL;DR: Current evi-dence indicates that canids, including coyotes, dogs and grey foxes, potentially serve as reservoirhosts for Bartonella species, and it is unclear how dogs become infected and whether dogsserve as accidental hosts or as chronically bacte-raemic reservoirs for B. henselae. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Cross-contamination in the Molecular Detection of Bartonella from Paraffin-embedded Tissues

Veterinary Pathology, 46(5), 940–944.

By: M. Varanat n, R. Maggi n, K. Linder n, S. Horton n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonellosis; cross-contamination; necropsy; paraffin-embedded tissue; PCR contamination
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Equipment Contamination; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
TL;DR: Unless stringent procedures are established and followed to avoid cross-contamination, the molecular detection of Bartonella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Isolation of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii Genotype II from a Boy with Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and a Dog with Hemangiopericytoma

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(6), 1957–1960.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, M. Varanat n, K. Linder n & G. Weinberg n

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Animals; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Genotype; Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / complications; Hemangiopericytoma / complications; Hemangiopericytoma / veterinary; Humans; Male
TL;DR: Results suggest that B. vinsonii subsp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Isolation of Candidatus Bartonella melophagi from Human Blood

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(1), 66–68.

By: R. Maggi*, M. Kosoy, M. Mintzer & E. Breitschwerdt*

MeSH headings : Aged; Animals; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / complications; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella henselae / classification; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Blood / microbiology; Citrate (si)-Synthase / genetics; Culture Media; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / analysis; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; RNA Polymerase II / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 23S / genetics; Sheep / microbiology
TL;DR: Candidatus Bartonella melophagi was isolated by blood culture from 2 women, 1 of whom was co-infected with B. henselae, and partial 16S rRNA, RNA polymerase B, and citrate synthase genes and 16S–23S internal transcribed spacer sequences indicated that human isolates were similar to Candidatus B.melophagi. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Isolation or Molecular Detection of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii from Dogs with Idiopathic Cavitary Effusions

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 23(1), 186–189.

By: N. Cherry n, P. Diniz n, R. Maggi n, J. Hummel n, E. Hardie n, E. Behrend*, E. Rozanski*, T. DeFrancesco n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Male; Pericardial Effusion / drug therapy; Pericardial Effusion / microbiology; Pericardial Effusion / veterinary; Pleural Effusion / drug therapy; Pleural Effusion / microbiology; Pleural Effusion / veterinary
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Molecular Epidemiology of Feline and Human Bartonella henselae Isolates

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(5), 813–816.

By: R. Bouchouicha, B. Durand, M. Monteil, B. Chomel, M. Berrich, M. Arvand, R. Birtles, E. Breitschwerdt* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Typing Techniques; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella henselae / classification; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cat Diseases / epidemiology; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cats; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Evolution, Molecular; Genotype; Humans; Minisatellite Repeats / genetics; Molecular Epidemiology; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: Multiple locus variable number tandem repeat analysis was performed on 178 Bartonella henselae isolates from 9 countries; 99 profiles were distributed into 2 groups and the evolutive implications are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

PCR detection of Bartonella bovis and Bartonella henselae in the blood of beef cattle

Veterinary Microbiology, 135(3-4), 308–312.

By: N. Cherry n, R. Maggi n, A. Cannedy n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Cattle; Bartonella bovis; Bartonella henselae; Co-infection; Bacteremia
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / diagnosis; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Bacteremia / diagnosis; Bacteremia / veterinary; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / diagnosis; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cattle; Cattle Diseases / diagnosis; Cattle Diseases / microbiology; DNA Primers; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Introns; Meat / microbiology; North Carolina; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; RNA, Bacterial / genetics; RNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; RNA, Ribosomal / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal / isolation & purification
TL;DR: This study describes the first detection of B. henselae in any large ruminant species in the world and supports the need for further investigation of prevalence and pathogenic potential of b. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Recurrent Osteomyelitis in a Cat due to Infection with Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii Genotype II

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 23(6), 1273–1277.

By: M. Varanat n, A. Travis*, W. Lee n, R. Maggi n, S. Bissett n, K. Linder n, E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination / therapeutic use; Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Azithromycin / therapeutic use; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Cat Diseases / drug therapy; Cat Diseases / microbiology; Cats; Female; Osteomyelitis / drug therapy; Osteomyelitis / microbiology; Osteomyelitis / veterinary
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Use of broad range16S rDNA PCR in clinical microbiology

Journal of Microbiological Methods, 76(3), 217–225.

By: S. Sontakke*, M. Cadenas n, R. Maggi n, P. Diniz n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bacterial genes; Broad range PCR; DNA sequencing; Diagnostics
MeSH headings : Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacterial Infections / diagnosis; Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Bacteriological Techniques; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Humans; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Polymerase Chain Reaction / standards; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Predictive Value of Tests; RNA, Bacterial / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sensitivity and Specificity
TL;DR: A more uniform consensus on the accurate interpretation of broad range 16S rDNA PCR results are needed to improve the microbiological utility of this modality for the diagnosis of bacterial infections in animals and in human patients. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Bartonella DNA in the Blood and Lymph Nodes of Golden Retrievers with Lymphoma and in Healthy Controls

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 22(1), 89–95.

By: A. Duncan n, H. Marr n, A. Birkenheuer n, R. Maggi n, L. Williams n, M. Correa n, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: bacteria; cancer; dog; tick; vector-borne
MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / complications; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Case-Control Studies; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; DNA, Bacterial / blood; Disease Vectors; Dog Diseases / blood; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Lymph Nodes / microbiology; Lymphoma / microbiology; Lymphoma / veterinary; Male; Models, Statistical; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Risk Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires
TL;DR: Bartonella DNA can be detected in blood and lymph nodes; importantly, in this report, Bartonella was detected in the same proportion of clinically healthy dogs and dogs with lymphoma. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Bartonella Henselae in Captive and Hunter-Harvested Beluga (Delphinapterus Leucas)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 44(4), 871–877.

By: R. Maggi n, S. Raverty*, S. Lester*, D. Huff*, M. Haulena*, S. Ford, O. Nielsen*, J. Robinson*, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; beluga; captive; Delphinapterus leucas; free-ranging
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / epidemiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / microbiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / transmission; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Animals, Wild / virology; Animals, Zoo / virology; Bartonella henselae / classification; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Beluga Whale / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Intergenic / chemistry; DNA, Intergenic / genetics; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Spleen / virology
TL;DR: Using polymerase chain reaction analyses targeting the intergenic spacer region (ITS), two B. henselae ITS strains were identified in 78% of captive and free-ranging hunter-harvested belugas and may influence aquarium management procedures for captive marine mammals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Bartonella sp. Bacteremia in Patients with Neurological and Neurocognitive Dysfunction

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(9), 2856–2861.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, W. Nicholson*, N. Cherry n & C. Woods*

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Bartonella; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella henselae; Cognition Disorders / microbiology; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Nervous System Diseases / microbiology; Young Adult
TL;DR: infection with a Bartonella species (B. henselae or B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii) in blood samples from six immunocompetent patients who presented with a chronic neurological or neurocognitive syndrome including seizures, ataxia, memory loss, and/or tremors. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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2008 journal article

Bartonella species detection in captive, stranded and free-ranging cetaceans

Veterinary Research, 39(6), 59.

By: C. Harms n, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n, C. Clemons-Chevis*, M. Solangi*, D. Rotstein*, P. Fair*, L. Hansen* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Dolphins; Female; Male; Porpoises
TL;DR: Although disease causation has not been established, Bartonella species were detected more commonly from cetaceans that were overtly debilitated or were cohabiting in captivity with a debiltated animal than from free-ranging animals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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2008 journal article

Bartonella-Associated Meningoradiculoneuritis and Dermatitis or Panniculitis in 3 Dogs

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 22(3), 674–678.

By: J. Cross*, J. Rossmeisl*, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n & R. Duncan*

MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections / diagnosis; Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections / drug therapy; Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections / microbiology; Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Male; Panniculitis / drug therapy; Panniculitis / microbiology; Panniculitis / veterinary; Radiculopathy / diagnosis; Radiculopathy / drug therapy; Radiculopathy / microbiology; Radiculopathy / veterinary; Skin Diseases, Bacterial / drug therapy; Skin Diseases, Bacterial / microbiology; Skin Diseases, Bacterial / veterinary
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Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Detection ofBartonella henselaein the Blood of 2 Adult Horses

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 22(2), 495–498.

By: S. Jones n, R. Maggi n, J. Shuler n, A. Alward n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: arthropathy; bartonellosis; purpura hemorrhagica; vasculitis
MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bacteremia / drug therapy; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / veterinary; Bartonella Infections / blood; Bartonella Infections / drug therapy; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Culture Media; DNA, Bacterial / blood; Female; Horse Diseases / blood; Horse Diseases / drug therapy; Horse Diseases / microbiology; Horses; Joint Diseases / drug therapy; Joint Diseases / microbiology; Joint Diseases / veterinary; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Vasculitis / drug therapy; Vasculitis / microbiology; Vasculitis / veterinary
TL;DR: The presence of Bartonella sp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2008 journal article

Evaluation of conventional and real-time PCR assays for detection and differentiation of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia in dog blood

Veterinary Microbiology, 129(3-4), 294–303.

By: L. Kidd n, R. Maggi n, P. Diniz n, B. Hegarty n, M. Tucker n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: dog; PCR; Rickettsia; spotted fever
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / genetics; Base Sequence; Boutonneuse Fever / diagnosis; Boutonneuse Fever / microbiology; Boutonneuse Fever / veterinary; DNA Primers; DNA, Bacterial / blood; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Disease Reservoirs / veterinary; Dog Diseases / blood; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Gene Amplification; Humans; Molecular Sequence Data; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Rickettsia / classification; Rickettsia / genetics; Rickettsia / isolation & purification; Rickettsia conorii / classification; Rickettsia conorii / genetics; Rickettsia conorii / isolation & purification; Rickettsia rickettsii / classification; Rickettsia rickettsii / genetics; Rickettsia rickettsii / isolation & purification; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / diagnosis; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / microbiology; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / veterinary; Sensitivity and Specificity; Sentinel Surveillance / veterinary; Species Specificity
TL;DR: Conventional and real-time PCR assays developed using primers that targeted a small region of the ompA gene may assist in the timely diagnosis of infection with SFGRickettsia and facilitate the discovery of novel SFG Rickettsia infecting dogs, and in the investigation of dogs as sentinels for emerging rickettsioses. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2008 journal article

Molecular Characterization of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii Genotype III

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(5), 1858–1860.

By: M. Cadenas n, J. Bradley n, R. Maggi n, M. Takara n, B. Hegarty n & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Blood / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology; Female; Genes, Bacterial; Genotype; Molecular Sequence Data
TL;DR: The molecular characterization of a Bartonella vinsonii subsp. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: September 1, 2020

2008 journal article

Molecular characterization of Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii genotype III

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(5), 1858–1860.

By: M. Cadenas, J. Bradley, R. Maggi, M. Takara, B. Hegarty & E. Breitschwerdt

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2008 journal article

Use of Bartonella adhesin A (BadA) immunoblotting in the serodiagnosis of Bartonella henselae infections

International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 298(7-8), 579–590.

By: C. Wagner*, T. Riess*, D. Linke*, C. Eberhardt*, A. Schäfer*, S. Reutter*, R. Maggi n, V. Kempf*

author keywords: Cat scratch disease; Bartonella henselae; Immunoblot; Two-step serology; IgG
MeSH headings : Adhesins, Bacterial; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / diagnosis; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bacteriological Techniques / methods; Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis; Cross Reactions; Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect; Humans; Immunoblotting / methods; Immunoglobulin G / blood; Recombinant Proteins; Sensitivity and Specificity; Serologic Tests
TL;DR: Results show that BadA antibodies are detectable in the sera of B. henselae-infected patients and, therefore, this pilot study suggests to include BadA immunoblotting in the laboratory diagnosis of B.'sselae infections. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

A combined approach for the enhanced detection and isolation of Bartonella species in dog blood samples: Pre-enrichment liquid culture followed by PCR and subculture onto agar plates

Journal of Microbiological Methods, 69(2), 273–281.

By: A. Duncan n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; culture; detection; dog; isolation
MeSH headings : Agar; Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella Infections / blood; Bartonella Infections / microbiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / genetics; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cell Culture Techniques / methods; Cell Culture Techniques / veterinary; Culture Media; DNA, Bacterial / blood; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / genetics; Dog Diseases / blood; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Female; Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect / veterinary; Immunoglobulin G / blood; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Prospective Studies; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: A multi-faceted approach resulted in substantial improvement in the microbiological detection and isolation of Bartonella when compared to direct inoculation of a blood agar plate, and may assist in the diagnostic confirmation of bartonellosis in dogs and other animals. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Bartonella DNA in Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(6), 949–950.

By: K. Valentine n, C. Harms n, M. Cadenas n, A. Birkenheuer n, H. Marr n, J. Braun-McNeill*, R. Maggi n, E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Atlantic Ocean; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella / pathogenicity; Bartonella Infections / blood; Bartonella Infections / genetics; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; DNA, Bacterial / classification; North Carolina; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Turtles / blood; Turtles / microbiology
TL;DR: Pathogenic bacteria are an important threat in terrestrial and marine environments, and in the case of B. henselae, reservoir hosts may be more diverse than currently recognized. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii endocarditis in a dog from Saskatchewan

Canadian Veterinary Journal, 48(8), 839–844.

By: K. Cockwill, S. Taylor, H. Phillbert, E. Breitschwerdt & R. Maggi

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2007 journal article

BartonellaDNA in Dog Saliva

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(12), 1948–1950.

By: A. Duncan n, R. Maggi n & E. Breitschwerdt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bartonella; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; Dogs; Saliva / microbiology
TL;DR: Oral swabs collected from dogs indicated the presence of 4 Bartonella species, transmitted by arthropods or animal bites and scratches, which are emerging pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2007 journal article

BartonellaSpecies in Blood of Immunocompetent Persons with Animal and Arthropod Contact

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(6), 938–941.

By: E. Breitschwerdt n, R. Maggi n, A. Duncan n, W. Nicholson*, B. Hegarty n & C. Woods*

MeSH headings : Adult; Animals; Arthropod Vectors; Bacteremia / blood; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteriological Techniques; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / genetics; Bartonella Infections / transmission; Bites and Stings; Cats; Dogs; Female; Humans; Immunocompetence; Male; Middle Aged; Molecular Sequence Data; North Carolina / epidemiology; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Serologic Tests; Zoonoses
TL;DR: Using PCR in conjunction with pre-enrichment culture, it is detected Bartonella henselae and B. vinsonii subspecies berkhoffii in the blood of 14 immunocompetent persons who had frequent animal contact and arthropod exposure. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Canine bartonellosis: serological and molecular prevalence in Brazil and evidence of co-infection with Bartonella henselae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii

VETERINARY RESEARCH, 38(5), 697–710.

By: P. Vissotto De Paiva Diniz n, R. Maggi n, D. Schwartz*, M. Cadenas n, J. Bradley n, B. Hegarty n, E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: dogs; Bartonella infections; heart disease; culture; Brazil
MeSH headings : Angiomatosis, Bacillary / epidemiology; Angiomatosis, Bacillary / veterinary; Animals; Antibodies, Bacterial / blood; Bartonella / immunology; Bartonella Infections / epidemiology; Bartonella Infections / veterinary; Bartonella henselae / immunology; Brazil / epidemiology; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dogs; Female; Gene Amplification; Male; Prospective Studies; Seroepidemiologic Studies
TL;DR: It is concluded that dogs in this study population were infrequently exposed to or infected with a Bartonella species, genetically similar to strains isolated from septicemic cats, dogs, coyotes and human beings from other parts of the world. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2007 journal article

Detection of Bartonella henselae DNA in two dogs with pyogranulomatous lymphadenitis

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 230(5), 681–685.

By: S. Morales, E. Breitschwerdt*, R. Washabau, I. Matise, R. Maggi* & A. Duncan*

MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification; Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis; Cat-Scratch Disease / drug therapy; Cat-Scratch Disease / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / analysis; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dog Diseases / microbiology; Dogs; Drug Therapy, Combination; Lymphadenitis / diagnosis; Lymphadenitis / drug therapy; Lymphadenitis / microbiology; Lymphadenitis / veterinary; Male; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary; Treatment Outcome
TL;DR: Quantitative real-time PCR assays detected Bartonella henselae DNA in blood samples and affected lymph node specimens from both dogs and revealed pyogranulomatous lymphadenitis in both dogs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Identification of bacteria from clinical samples using Bartonella alpha-Proteobacteria growth medium

Journal of Microbiological Methods, 71(2), 147–155.

By: M. Cadenas n, R. Maggi n, P. Diniz n, K. Breitschwerdt n, S. Sontakke* & E. Breithschwerdt n

author keywords: co-infection; fastidious bacteria; insect growth medium
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / growth & development; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Bacterial Infections / microbiology; Bacteriological Techniques / methods; Base Sequence; Culture Media / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification; DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / isolation & purification; Humans; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
TL;DR: Despite the phylogenetic limitations of using partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing for species and strain identification, the investigational methodology described in this study may provide a complementary approach for the isolation and identification of bacteria from patient samples. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Use of an insect cell culture growth medium to isolate bacteria from horses with effusive, fibrinous pericarditis: A preliminary study

Veterinary Microbiology, 121(1-2), 177–181.

By: S. Jones*, A. Valenzisi, S. Sontakke*, K. Sprayberry, R. Maggi*, B. Hegarty*, E. Breitschwerdt*

author keywords: insect cell culture medium; mare reproductive loss syndrome; 16S rDNA; DNA sequencing
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Bacterial Infections / microbiology; Bacterial Infections / pathology; Bacterial Infections / veterinary; Culture Media; Culture Techniques / veterinary; Disease Outbreaks / veterinary; Horse Diseases / microbiology; Horse Diseases / pathology; Horses; Insecta / cytology; Insecta / microbiology; Kentucky / epidemiology; Pericardial Effusion / microbiology; Pericardial Effusion / pathology; Pericarditis / microbiology; Pericarditis / pathology; Pericarditis / veterinary; Pilot Projects; Retrospective Studies
TL;DR: Bacterial isolation from equine pericardial fluid samples was attempted using an insect cell culture growth medium (ICCGM), but a similar or novel caterpillar-associated bacteria was not identified; however, use of an ICCGM might enhance isolation of bacteria from equines pericARDial fluid. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

A Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii typing scheme based upon 16S–23S ITS and Pap31 sequences from dog, coyote, gray fox, and human isolates

Molecular and Cellular Probes, 20(2), 128–134.

By: R. Maggi n, B. Chomel*, B. Hegarty n, J. Henn* & E. Breitschwerdt n

author keywords: Bartonella; bacteria; canine; pathogen; classification; genes
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Typing Techniques; Bartonella / classification; Bartonella / genetics; Bartonella / isolation & purification; Bartonella Infections / genetics; Base Sequence; Coyotes / microbiology; DNA, Intergenic / genetics; DNA, Intergenic / isolation & purification; Disease Reservoirs; Dogs / microbiology; Foxes / microbiology; Humans; Molecular Sequence Data; Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid; Viral Proteins / genetics
TL;DR: Strain typing may help to better define the reservoir potential, carriership patterns, modes of transmission, and geographic distribution for each B. vinsonii berkhoffii type in future molecular epidemiological studies involving Bartonella infection in coyotes, dogs, gray foxes, human beings and potentially other animals or in arthropod vectors. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Alpha1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency and Bartonella infection in association with panniculitis, polyarthritis, and meningitis in a dog

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 20(4), 1023–1028.

By: P. Mellor, K. Fetz, R. Maggi