Bartonella clarridgeiae bacteremia detected in an asymptomatic blood donor.

[CanLyme Note: Bartonella infection (bartonelliosis) in humans is an emerging and rapidly expanding field of medical science as a flea and tick borne disease]

Abstract

Human exposure to Bartonella clarridgeiae has been reported only on the basis of antibody detection. We report for the first time an asymptomatic human blood donor infected with B. clarridgeiae, as documented by enrichment blood culture, PCR, and DNA sequencing.

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