Imaging analysis of Bartonella species in the skin using single-photon and multi-photon (second harmonic generation) laser scanning microscopy

Azar Maluki, Edward Breitschwerdt, Lynne T Bemis, Rosalie Greenberg, Bobak Robert Mozayeni, Jamie Dencklau, Marna E Ericson

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Abstract

We demonstrate Bartonella spp are abundant in skin lesions resembling striae distensae. These striae distensae-like lesions, coincidental with sudden onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms, indicate testing for suspected Bartonella spp. infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1564-1570
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was done using single- and multi-photon laser scanning microscopes and staff support at the University of Minnesota Imaging Centers, http://UIC.umn.edu. Our thanks are extended to colleagues in Galaxy Diagnostics (Raleigh, NC) and in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Authors. Clinical Case Reports published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Keywords

  • Bartonella
  • confocal microscopy
  • psychiatric disorders
  • second harmonic generation
  • striae distensae

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports

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