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Skin diseases associated with Bartonella infection: Facts and controversies.

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Summary of "Skin diseases associated with Bartonella infection: Facts and controversies."

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.

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Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital of Liège, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 1, B-4000 Liège, Belgium.

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Name: Clinics in dermatology
ISSN: 1879-1131
Pages: 483-488

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