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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2005 Sep;53(1):75-7.

Rapid identification of Bartonella henselae by real-time polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease.

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Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.


We report a localized submandibular lymph node infection in a patient with cat scratch disease. Directly performing real-time polymerase chain reaction assay on the biopsy sample, Bartonella henselae DNA was simultaneously detected and identified.

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