Cervical lymphadenitis in a patient coinfected with toxoplasma gondii and bartonella henselae

Hee Jung Yoon, Woong Chul Lee, Young Sill Choi, Sounghoon Cho, Young Goo Song, Jun Yong Choi, Chang Oh Kim, Ee Jin Kim, June Myung Kim

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Abstract

Cat scratch disease, caused by Bartonella henselae, is a worldwide zoonosis that is most frequently associated with the bite or scratch of a kitten under 6 months of age, as well as from a fleabite. Toxoplsma gondii is also another important zoonotic agent in cats and humans, which is mainly acquired by ingestion of food or water that is contaminated with oocytes shed by cats or by eating undercooked or raw meat containing tissue cysts. Here, we report a first case of young patient with cervical lymphadenitis, which shows serological and histological evidence of B. henselae and T. gondii coinfection in Korea with literature review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Yoon, H. J., Lee, W. C., Choi, Y. S., Cho, S., Song, Y. G., Choi, J. Y., Kim, C. O., Kim, E. J., & Kim, J. M. (2010). Cervical lymphadenitis in a patient coinfected with toxoplasma gondii and bartonella henselae. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10(4), 415-419. https://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2008.0175