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Bartonellas excluding <i>B. bacilliformis</i>

Emmanouil Angelakis, Didier Raoult and Jean-Marc Rolain

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070642_update_001

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Bartonellas excluding B. bacilliformis

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Bartonella species are Gram-negative bacilli or coccobacilli belonging to the α‎2 subgroup of Proteobacteria that are closely related to the genera Brucella and Agrobacterium. Each persists in particular mammalian hosts, with transmission to humans primarily mediated by haematophagous arthropods. A remarkable feature of the genus ...

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