Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 28th, 2003
"B. henselae was isolated from 12 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals with bacillary angiomatosis and/or peliosis hepatis and from their 15 cat contacts. Specific associations between the two B. henselae genotypes, individual pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns, and different clinical syndromes and pathogenicity were investigated," wrote C.C. Chang and colleagues, University of California, Davis. "The role of cat contacts as the source of human infection was also examined."
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