Hemoplasma infection in HIV-positive patient, Brazil.

TitleHemoplasma infection in HIV-positive patient, Brazil.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDos Santos AP, dos Santos RP, Biondo AW, Dora JM, Goldani LZ, de Oliveira ST, de Sá Guimarães AM, Timenetsky J, de Morais HA, González FHD, Messick JB
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Date Published2008 Dec
KeywordsAIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Animals, Bartonella henselae, Brazil, Cat Diseases, Cat-Scratch Disease, Cats, HIV Infections, Male, Molecular Sequence Data, Mycoplasma, Mycoplasma Infections, Sequence Analysis, DNA

Hemotrophic mycoplasmas infect a variety of mammals. Although infection in humans is rarely reported, an association with an immunocompromised state has been suggested. We report a case of a Mycoplasma haemofelis-like infection in an HIV-positive patient co-infected with Bartonella henselae.

Alternate JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.