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False Negative Results in Bartonellosis Diagnosis

Author:
Drummond, Marina Rovani, dos Santos, Luciene Silva, Silva, Marilene Neves da, Almeida, Amanda Roberta de, Diniz, Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva, Angerami, Rodrigo, Velho, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira
Source:
Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 2019 v.19 no.6 pp. 453-454
ISSN:
1557-7759
Subject:
Bartonella henselae, blood, false negative results, liquids, patients, polymerase chain reaction, serology
Abstract:
We report a fatal case of Bartonella henselae bacteremic patient. He had negative serology and PCRs from whole blood and liquid culture; only ftsZ nested PCR was positive from the blood liquid culture. The isolate had positive PCRs. When considered, bartonellosis diagnosis can be still challenging because of technical limitations.
Agid:
6559651