Overview of Bartonella Infections
Bartonella sp are gram-negative bacteria previously classified as Rickettsiae. They are facultative intracellular organisms that typically live within RBCs and endothelial cells. They cause several uncommon diseases:
Risk is higher in immunocompromised hosts (see Table: Some Bartonella Infections).
Bartonella infection (bartonellosis) is usually acquired by humans via an insect vector.
Some Bartonella Infections
Drug NameSelect Trade
streptomycinNo US brand name