TABLE 3.

Frequency of recognition of proteins from B. henselae Houston-1

Protein banda% Sera with Western blot reactivity to protein bandbP value (Fisher's exact test)
B. henselae endocarditis (n = 12)Cat scratch disease (n = 10)B. quintana endocarditis (n = 37)B. henselae endocarditis vs cat scratch diseaseB. henselae endocarditis vs B. quintanaendocarditis
Bh2008NScNS
Bh1608NSNS
Bh14083NSNS
Bh65100100<0.000005NS
Bh6025NSNS
Bh457584<0.0005NS
Bh402519NSNS
Bh345859<0.005NS
Bh3316NSNS
Bh301724NSNS
Bh28811NSNS
Bh251711NSNS
Bh234230<0.05NS
Bh203365NSNS
Bh103365NSNS
  • a Bands with boldface designations demonstrated significant association with B. henselae endocarditis compared to that with cat scratch disease (P < 0.05).

  • b Proportion of sera recognizing each band. Results equal to zero were omitted to improve clarity.

  • c NS, not significant.