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J Clin Microbiol. 1995 June; 33(6): 1655–1656.
PMCID: PMC228238

Intraerythrocytic presence of Bartonella henselae.


Recent reports in the medical literature emphasize the risk of zoonotic disease and the high degree of prevalence of asymptomatic feline infection with Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae. While investigating Bartonella bacteremia in cats, we used transmission electron microscopy to demonstrate B. henselae in the erythrocytes of persistently bacteremic cats.

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