Bartonella henselae associated myocarditis in cats, first report in israel

M. A. Berkowitz, S. Harrus, R. Gutiérrez, Y. Nachum-Biala, A. Bouznach, E. Green, A. Davidoff, S. Klainbart, T. Waner

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Bartonella spp. are small gram-negative intracellular bacteria infecting mammals worldwide. The most common Bartonella species identified in cats include Bartonella hensellae, Bartonella clarridgeiae and Bartonella koehlerae, all three exist in Israel. The present report represents the first Bartonella Henselae-associated myocarditis in cats from Israel. Bartonella spp. causing endocarditis and myocarditis have been reported in dogs and human patients in Israel and worldwide. As B. henselae is zoonotic with a variety of clinical manifestations, the awareness to bartonellosis should be increased among health workers.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

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  • Bartonella henselae
  • Cat
  • Feline
  • Myocarditis
  • Zoonosis


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