Bartonella henselae & HIF-1

Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Dr. med. Volkhard A. J. Kempf
e-mail: volkhard.kempf(at)


Bartonella henselae

Bartonella henselae, the agent of cat-scratch disease in immunocompetent individuals, is a fastidious facultative intracellular, gram-negative pathogen. It is also the causal agent of bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary peliosis, which are histologically characterized as lobulated proliferation of endothelial cells in immunocompromised patients (e.g. AIDS).