Cat scratch Disease - micro

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Cat scratch Disease
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Lineage / Hierarchy  Domain – Bacteria Phylum -   Proteobacteria Class –  Alphaproteobacteria Order – Rhizobiales Family –  Bartonellaceae Genus -  Bartonella Species – henselae
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Microbe  Gram-negative  rod shaped  Aerobic Twitching motility Size: 2 micrometers in length by 0.5 to 0.6  micrometers in width. 37° C optimal growth pH range 6.8 to 7.2
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Overview 1931 in Paris 1951 in US B. henselae  was characterized as a new species in  1992  24,000 reported cases of cat scratch disease per year  in the United States. 2000 admitted to the hospital.
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Transmission a flea bite the scratch of a cat Cat bites Dog and Tick bites
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Immunocompromised Immunocompetent Known to be agent of : bacillary angiomatosis  peliosis hepatitis  septicemia endocarditis recurring fever
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