Cat Scratch Disease and Other Bartonella Infections

  • Kenneth M. ZangwillEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 764)


First described in 1931, cat scratch disease remains the most commonly identified clinical syndrome associated with Bartonella infection. Over the last 20 years, however, the discovery and use of modern diagnostic tests has greatly expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis, clinical spectrum, and treatment options for Bartonella infections of all types. Indeed, each varies substantially depending on the infecting species and the immune status of the host.


Bartonella Henselae Peliosis Hepatis Bartonella Species Bacillary Angiomatosis Deep Neck Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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