No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.

Past Bartonelloses

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.
  • PDF
    177.64 Kb
  • HTML
    33.62 Kb
  • XML
    32.98 Kb
  • Author: Pierre-Edouard Fournier1
  • Editors: Michel Drancourt2, Didier Raoult3
    Affiliations: 1: Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), UM63, CNRS7278, IRD198, Inserm 1095, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France; 2: Aix Marseille Université Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France; 3: Aix Marseille Université Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France
  • Source: microbiolspec June 2016 vol. 4 no. 3 doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.PoH-0007-2015
  • Received 13 April 2015 Accepted 14 August 2015 Published 03 June 2016
  • Pierre-Edouard Fournier, [email protected]
image of Past Bartonelloses
    Preview this microbiology spectrum article:
    Zoom in

    Past Bartonelloses, Page 1 of 2

    | /docserver/preview/fulltext/microbiolspec/4/3/PoH-0007-2015-1.gif /docserver/preview/fulltext/microbiolspec/4/3/PoH-0007-2015-2.gif
  • Abstract:

    The origins of human infectious diseases have long fascinated scientists worldwide. Paleomicrobiology offers a unique access to the history of these infections and sheds light on ancient and historical epidemics. In this chapter, we review the paleomicrobiological evidence for infections.

  • Citation: Fournier P. 2016. Past Bartonelloses. Microbiol Spectrum 4(3):PoH-0007-2015. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.PoH-0007-2015.


1. Drancourt M, Raoult D. 2005. Palaeomicrobiology: current issues and perspectives. Nat Rev Microbiol 3:23–35. [PubMed][CrossRef]
2. La VD, Clavel B, Lepetz S, Aboudharam G, Raoult D, Drancourt M. 2004. Molecular detection of Bartonella henselae DNA in the dental pulp of 800-year-old French cats. Clin Infect Dis 39:1391–1394. [PubMed][CrossRef]
3. Drancourt M, Tran-Hung L, Courtin J, Lumley H, Raoult D. 2005. Bartonella quintana in a 4000-year-old human tooth. J Infect Dis 191:607–611. [PubMed][CrossRef]
4. Marshall WF, III, Telford SR, III, Rys PN, Rutledge BJ, Mathiesen D, Malawista SE, Spielman A, Persing DH. 1994. Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in museum specimens of Peromyscus leucopus. J Infect Dis 170:1027–1032. [PubMed][CrossRef]
5. Rhodes AN, Urbance JW, Youga H, Corlew-Newman H, Reddy CA, Klug MJ, Tiedje JM, Fisher DC. 1998. Identification of bacterial isolates obtained from intestinal contents associated with 12,000-year-old mastodon remains. Appl Environ Microbiol 64:651–658. [PubMed]
6. Spigelman M, Donoghue HD. 2001. Brief communication: unusual pathological condition in the lower extremities of a skeleton from ancient Israel. Am J Phys Anthropol 114:92–93. [CrossRef]
7. Rothschild BM, Martin LD, Lev G, Bercovier H, Bar-Gal GK, Greenblatt C, Donoghue H, Spigelman M, Brittain D. 2001. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA from an extinct bison dated 17,000 years before the present. Clin Infect Dis 33:305–311. [PubMed][CrossRef]
8. Raoult D, Dutour O, Houhamdi L, Jankauskas R, Fournier PE, Ardagna Y, Drancourt M, Signoli M, La VD, Macia Y, Aboudharam G. 2006. Evidence for louse-transmitted diseases in soldiers of Napoleon’s Grand Army in Vilnius. J Infect Dis 193:112–120. [PubMed][CrossRef]
9. Drancourt M, Roux V, Dang LV, Lam THCD, Chenal-Francisque V, Ogata H, Fournier PE, Crubezy E, Raoult D. 2004. Genotyping, Orientalis-like Yersinia pestis, and plague pandemics. Emerg Infect Dis 10:1585–1592. [PubMed][CrossRef]
10. Dumler JS, Baisden BL, Yardley JH, Raoult D. 2003. Immunodetection of Tropheryma whipplei in intestinal tissues from Dr. Whipple’s 1907 patient. N Engl J Med 348:1411–1412. [PubMed][CrossRef]
11. Kolman CJ, Centurion-Lara A, Lukehart SA, Owsley DW, Tuross N. 1999. Identification of Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum in a 200-year-old skeletal specimen. J Infect Dis 180:2060–2063. [PubMed][CrossRef]
12. Barton A. 1901. El Germen Patógeno de la Enfermedad de Carrión. La Crónica Médica XVIII:209–216.
13. Strong RP, Tyzzer EE, Sellards AW. 1915. Oroya fever. Second report. J Am Med Assoc 64:806–808. [CrossRef]
14. Schminke A. 1917. Histopatologischer Befund in Roseolen der Haut bei wolhynischem Fieber. Münch Med Wochenschr 64:961.
15. Byam W, Caroll JH, Churchill JH, Dimond L, Sorapure VE, Wilson RM, Lloyd LL. 1919. Trench fever – a louse-borne disease. Oxford University Press, London, UK.
16. Brenner DJ, O’Connor S, Winkler HH, Steigerwalt AG. 1993. Proposals to unify the genera Bartonella and Rochalimaea, with descriptions of Bartonella quintana comb. nov., Bartonella vinsonii comb. nov., Bartonella henselae comb. nov., and Bartonella elizabethae comb.nov., and to remove the family Bartonellaceae from the order Rickettsiales. Int J Syst Bacteriol 43:777–786. [PubMed][CrossRef]
17. Angelakis E, Raoult D. 2014. Pathogenicity and treatment of Bartonella infections. Int J Antimicrob Agents 44:16–25. [PubMed][CrossRef]
18. Raoult D, Aboudharam G, Crubezy E, Larrouy G, Ludes B, Drancourt M. 2000. Molecular identification by “suicide PCR” of Yersinia pestis as the agent of medieval black death. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:12800–12803. [PubMed][CrossRef]
19. Tran TN, Forestier CL, Drancourt M, Raoult D, Aboudharam G. 2011. Brief communication: co-detection of Bartonella quintana and Yersinia pestis in an 11th-15th burial site in Bondy, France. Am J Phys Anthropol 145:489–494. [PubMed][CrossRef]
20. Ayyadurai S, Sebbane F, Raoult D, Drancourt M. 2010. Body lice, Yersinia pestis Orientalis, and black death. Emerg Infect Dis 16:892–893. [PubMed][CrossRef]
21. Appelt S, Armougom F, Le Bonhomme M, Robert C, Drancourt M. 2014. Polyphasic analysis of a Middle Ages coprolite microbiota, Belgium. Plos One 9:e88376. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088376. [CrossRef]
22. Relman DA, Loutit JS, Schmidt TM, Falkow S, Tompkins LS. 1990. The agent of bacillary angiomatosis: an approach to the identification of uncultured pathogens. N Engl J Med 323:1573–1580. [PubMed][CrossRef]
23. Regnery RL, Anderson BE, Clarridge JE, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Jones DC, Carr JH. 1992. Characterization of a novel Rochalimaea species, R. henselae sp. nov., isolated from blood of a febrile, human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient. J Clin Microbiol 30:265–274. [PubMed]
24. Minnick MF, Anderson BE, Lima A, Battisti JM, Lawyer PG, Birtles RJ. 2014. Oroya fever and verruga peruana: bartonelloses unique to South America. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2919. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002919. [CrossRef]
25. Alexander B. 1995. A review of bartonellosis in Ecuador and Colombia. Am J Trop Med Hyg 52:354–359. [PubMed]
26. Prescott WH. 1998. History of the Conquest of Peru. Modern Library, New York, NY.
27. Allison MJ, Pezzia A, Gerszten E, Mendoza D. 1974. A case of Carrion’s disease associated with human sacrifice from the Huari culture of Southern Peru. Am J Phys Anthropol 41:295–300. [PubMed][CrossRef]

Article metrics loading...



The origins of human infectious diseases have long fascinated scientists worldwide. Paleomicrobiology offers a unique access to the history of these infections and sheds light on ancient and historical epidemics. In this chapter, we review the paleomicrobiological evidence for infections.

Highlighted Text: Show | Hide
Loading full text...

Full text loading...



Generic image for table

Click to view


Ancient specimens in which species have been detected

Source: microbiolspec June 2016 vol. 4 no. 3 doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.PoH-0007-2015

Supplemental Material

No supplementary material available for this content.

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Please check the format of the address you have entered.
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error