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The genus Bartonella is composed of a series of species and subspecies. Ten of them are responsible for human infections. The best-identified diseases are cat scratch disease (B henselae and possibly B clarridgeiae), trench fever (B quintana), bacillary angiomatosis (B quintana and B henselae), and the spectrum of verruga peruana, Carrion disease, and Oroya fever (B bacilliformis). Controversies exist about the implication of a few other microorganisms being involved in these diseases. Several other conditions have been associated with the presence of Bartonella spp, but these observations await confirmation.
Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital of Liège, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 1, B-4000 Liège, Belgium.
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Name: Clinics in dermatology
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Skin diseases characterized by local or general distributions of blisters. They are classified according to the site and mode of blister formation. Lesions can appear spontaneously or be precipitated by infection, trauma, or sunlight. Etiologies include immunologic and genetic factors. (From Scientific American Medicine, 1990)
Skin diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses.
Skin diseases caused by ARTHROPODS; HELMINTHS; or other parasites.
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