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Inoculation bartonellosis in an adult: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20184210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cat-scratch disease (CSD) and bacillary angiomatosis (BA) are caused by a gram-negative bacilli classified under the genus Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea). Patient history, symptoms, and histopathology often fall along a continuum; therefore, both conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis. We report a case of an 83-year-old immunocompetent woman who presented with a pyogenic granuloma-like lesion on her dorsal left wrist. The histologic differential diagnosis included an inoculation site from a cat scratch infected with Bartonella and BA. Because the patient had only 1 lesion at the site of a prior cat scratch, the lesion was diagnosed as inoculation bartonellosis. We also review the epidemiologic, clinical, and histopathologic features of CSD and BA.
Joanna G Bolton; Kenneth J Galeckas; Elizabeth K Satter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-26     Completed Date:  2010-03-25     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Branch Medical Clinic, Marine Corps Air Station, PO Box 452002, San Diego, CA 92145, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Animals, Domestic
Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies

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