What is the limitations of Bartonella (B) culturing in the diagnosis of cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Culturing Bartonella species is difficult, as the ideal medium has not been established. Blood agar is often used, and incubation for up to 6 weeks is frequently necessary. Results are often negative.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!