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Co-infection with Bartonella bacilliformis and Mycobacterium spp. in a coastal region of Peru.

Co-infection with Bartonella bacilliformis and Mycobacterium spp. in a coastal region of Peru.
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Silva-Caso W, Mazulis F, Weilg C, Aguilar-Luis MA, Sandoval I, Correa-Nuñez G, Li D, Song X, Liu Q, Del Valle-Mendoza J,


Silva-Caso W, Mazulis F, Weilg C, Aguilar-Luis MA, Sandoval I, Correa-Nuñez G, Li D, Song X, Liu Q, Del Valle-Mendoza J, (click to view)

Silva-Caso W, Mazulis F, Weilg C, Aguilar-Luis MA, Sandoval I, Correa-Nuñez G, Li D, Song X, Liu Q, Del Valle-Mendoza J,

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BMC research notes 2017 12 0110(1) 656 doi 10.1186/s13104-017-2977-y
Abstract
OBJECTIVE
This study investigated an outbreak of Bartonellosis in a coastal region in Peru.

RESULTS
A total of 70 (n = 70) samples with clinical criteria for the acute phase of Bartonellosis and a positive peripheral blood smear were included. 22.85% (n = 16) cases of the samples were positive for Bartonella bacilliformis by PCR and automatic sequencing. Of those positive samples, 62.5% (n = 10) cases were positive only for B. bacilliformis and 37.5% (n = 6) cases were positive to both Mycobacterium spp. and B. bacilliformis. The symptom frequencies were similar in patients diagnosed with Carrion’s disease and those co-infected with Mycobacterium spp. The most common symptoms were headaches, followed by malaise and arthralgia.

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