Bartonella henselae in children with regional adenitis treated in a peruvian national hospital, 2012

Authors

  • Edwin Miranda-Choque Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico infectólogo.
  • Jorge Candela-Herrera Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico pediatra
  • Javier Díaz-Pereda Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico pediatra
  • Ana Fernández-Vega Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico pediatra
  • Lenka Kolevic-Roca Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico pediatra
  • Lilian Patiño-Gabriel Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico patólogo clínico.
  • Pierre Chávez-Vereau Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico patólogo clínico.
  • Maribel Díaz-Noche Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Licenciado en Tecnología Médica

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.312.45

Keywords:

Bartonella henselae, Cat-scratch disease, Child

Abstract

In order to determine the frequency of seropositive cases of Bartonella henselae in children with regional adenitis treated in a national hospital in Peru, a cross-sectional study was conducted in 106 children with regional adenitis greater than 1 cm in diameter. The sample was selected from patients aged 5-11 years seen at the National Institute of Child Health for acute onset of regional adentitis, with more than five days of symptoms. B. henselae seropositivity was defined by indirect immunofluorescence test. We found that 86 children (81.1%) were positive for B.henselae. The median age of the patients was 7 years. In the bivariate analysis, the following associated factors were found: aged 5 years, history of fever, lymphadenopathy greater than 4 cm and reported contact with cat. In conclusion, children with regional adenitis treated in this national referral hospital showed a high frequency of positive serology for B. henselae.

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Published

2014-07-02

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Miranda-Choque E, Candela-Herrera J, Díaz-Pereda J, Fernández-Vega A, Kolevic-Roca L, Patiño-Gabriel L, et al. Bartonella henselae in children with regional adenitis treated in a peruvian national hospital, 2012. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Jul. 2 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];31(2). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/45

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