Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Serological, PCR and culture results from the three patients and their family dog

From: Bartonella henselae infection in a family experiencing neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities after woodlouse hunter spider bites

Family members Date Sample PCR/BAPGM culture resultsa Bartonella IFA reciprocal titers
    Direct Enrichment Bvb I Bvb II Bvb III Bh HI Bh SA2 Bk
    extraction culture       
Youngest Son 8/29/2011 Serum Neg N/D <16 <16 <16 256 256 128
   Blood Neg Neg       
  8/31/2011 Serum Neg N/D 64 1024 128 512 512 2048
   Blood Neg Neg       
  9/2/2011 Serum Neg N/D 32 512 128 256 256 512
   Blood Neg Neg       
  11/21/2012 Serum Neg Neg <16 <16 <16 <16 64 <16
   Blood Neg Neg       
Mother 11/14/2011 Serum Neg N/D <16 32 <16 <16 64 <16
   Blood Neg Neg       
  11/16/2011 Serum Bh N/D 32 128 64 64 64 32
   Blood Neg Neg       
  11/18/2011 Serum Bh SA2 N/D 32 256 32 32 64 64
   Blood Neg Neg       
Oldest Son 4/16/2012 Serum Neg N/D <16 256 <16 <16 128 <16
   Blood Neg Neg       
  4/18/2012 Serum Neg N/D <16 256 <16 <16 128 <16
   Blood Neg Bh SA2       
  4/20/2012 Serum Neg N/A <16 256 <16 <16 128 <16
   Blood Bh SA2 Neg       
Dog 11/23/2011 Serum N/D N/D <16 <16 <16 <16 <16 <16
   Blood Neg Neg       
  1. a Denotes 16S-23S ITS DNA sequence results.
  2. Bh = Bartonella henselae, Bh SA2 = Bh strain San Antonio, Bh HI = Bh strain Houston I.
  3. Bvb I, II, and III = Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii genotype I, II, and III.
  4. Bk = Bartonella koehlerae.
  5. N/D = Not done.