Detection of bartonella henselae DNA by polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease: a case report

Chung, J. Y., Han, T. H., Kim, B. N., Yoo, Y. S. and Lim, S. J. (2005) Detection of bartonella henselae DNA by polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease: a case report. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 20 5: 888-891.

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Author Chung, J. Y.
Han, T. H.
Kim, B. N.
Yoo, Y. S.
Lim, S. J.
Title Detection of bartonella henselae DNA by polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease: a case report
Journal name Journal of Korean Medical Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1011-8934
Publication date 2005-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 20
Issue 5
Start page 888
End page 891
Total pages 4
Place of publication Seoul
Publisher Korean Academy of Medical Science
Language eng
Subject 110309 Infectious Diseases
Abstract We report a case of cat scratch disease caused by Bartonella henselae in Korea. A 25-yr-old woman developed left cervical lymphadenopathy with history of contact with a dog. The cervical lymphadenopathy persisted for 1 month and resolved gradually and spontaneously. Serologic test was not done during the acute stage of the disease. Immunofluorescent antibody test performed during the convalescent stage was positive for B. henselae. To confirm B. henselae infection, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis using aspirates of cervical lymph node was performed and the presence of B. henselae DNA was demonstrated. This is the first reported case of cat scratch disease in Korea confirmed by PCR for B. henselae DNA.
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