Bartonellosis (Bartonella Infection) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: Kassem A Hammoud, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the pathophysiology of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the prevalence of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What are the sexual predilections of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the prognosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related trench fever?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacteremia in patients with HIV/AIDS?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related encephalopathy?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related meningitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related Oroya fever and verruga peruana?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection) in transplant patients?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

What are the morbidities associated with bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacteremia?

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacteremia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related Oroya fever and verruga peruana?

Which Bartonella species cause catscratch disease?

Which Bartonella species cause bacteremia?

Which Bartonella species cause Oroya fever and verruga peruana?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacteremia?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of bacillary angiomatosis associated with bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related Oroya fever and verruga peruana?

What are the differential diagnoses for Bartonellosis (Bartonella Infection)?

Workup

What is the role of stains in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the role of cultures in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the role of serologic testing in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the role of PCR in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the role of skin testing in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

What is the role of FNA in the diagnosis of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Treatment

How is bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease treated?

How is bartonellosis caused by B quintana infection treated?

How is bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacillary angiomatosis treated?

How is bartonellosis caused by B bacilliformis infection treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

How is bartonellosis (Bartonella infection) prevented?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Bartonellosis (Bartonella Infection)?