Published in Blood Weekly, March 27th, 2003
B. quintana, "the agent of trench fever, has recently been implicated in various diseases, in particular, bacteremia and endocarditis in homeless people," according to recent research from France.
"The host cell of Bartonella spp. is believed to be the erythrocyte," explained J. M. Rolain and coauthors at the University of Mediterranee, who demonstrated that "B. quintana can be cultured in vitro in human erythrocytes."
"The bacteria were found to be intraerythrocytic by laser confocal microscopy with Bartonella species-specific...
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