Molecular evidence of perinatal transmission of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae to a child

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jun;48(6):2289-93. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00326-10. Epub 2010 Apr 14.

Abstract

Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii, Bartonella henselae, or DNA of both organisms was amplified and sequenced from blood, enrichment blood cultures, or autopsy tissues from four family members. Historical and microbiological results support perinatal transmission of Bartonella species in this family. It is of clinical relevance that Bartonella spp. may adversely influence human reproductive performance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bartonella / genetics
  • Bartonella / isolation & purification*
  • Bartonella Infections / microbiology
  • Bartonella Infections / transmission*
  • Blood / microbiology
  • Brain / microbiology
  • Cervix Uteri / microbiology
  • Child
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
  • Liver / microbiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Placenta / microbiology
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Spleen / microbiology

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/HM042284
  • GENBANK/HM042285
  • GENBANK/HM042286
  • GENBANK/HM042287
  • GENBANK/HM042288