Bartonella henselae AS A PUTATIVE CAUSE OF CONGENITAL CHOLESTASIS

Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira VELHO Maria Ângela BELLOMO-BRANDÃO Marina Rovani DRUMMOND Renata Ferreira MAGALHÃES Gabriel HESSEL Maria de Lourdes BARJAS-CASTRO Cecília Amélia Fazzio ESCANHOELA Gilda Maria Barbaro DEL NEGRO Thelma Suely OKAY About the authors

SUMMARY

Severe anemia and cholestatic hepatitis are associated with bartonella infections. A putative vertical Bartonella henselae infection was defined on the basis of ultrastructural and molecular analyses in a three-year-old child with anemia, jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly since birth. Physicians should consider bartonellosis in patients with anemia and hepatitis of unknown origin.

KEYWORDS:
Bartonella; Hepatitis; Cholestasis; Disease Transmission; Infectious

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