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

Published Date
Journal
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Citation
J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jun;48(6):2289-93
DOI
10.1128/JCM.00326-10
Authors
Breitschwerdt EB
Maggi RG
Farmer P
Mascarelli PE
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.