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J Clin Microbiol. Jun 1995; 33(6): 1655–1656.
PMCID: PMC228238
Intraerythrocytic presence of Bartonella henselae.
D L Kordick and E B Breitschwerdt
Department of Companion Animal and Special Species Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27606, USA.
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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