First Case of Bartonella henselae Bacteremia in Korea

Title
First Case of Bartonella henselae Bacteremia in Korea
Authors
강재승; 이진수; 백지현
Keywords
Bartonella henselae, Bacteremia, Fever of unknown origin, Doxycycline, Chloroquine
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY
Series/Report no.
INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY ; 제45권 제4호 pp 446~450
Abstract
Bartonella henselae causes cat-scratch disease, bacteremia, and various focal infections. Despite the worldwide occurrence of B. henselae infections, reports in humans are rare in Korea. The clinical manifestation of all 5 previously reported cases was lymphadenopathy. Herein, we report a case of bacteremia in a woman who presented with prolonged fever. B. henselae was isolated from a blood specimen by cell culture. Conventional polymerase chain reaction amplification and sequencing of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic space region confirmed the isolate to be B. henselae. The patient had no underlying immunocompromising conditions and no recent exposure to animals. She was successfully managed with a combination of doxycycline and hydroxychloroquine.
URI
http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2013.45.4.446
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/33839
ISSN
2093-2340
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