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Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch Fever)

Synonyms: Rochalimaea henselae

Wikipedia Abstract

Bartonella henselae, formerly Rochalim├Ža, is a proteobacterium that can cause bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis. It is also the causative agent of cat-scratch disease (bartonellosis) which, as the name suggests, occurs after a cat bite or scratch. The disease is characterized by lymphadenopathy (swelling of the lymph nodes) and fever.Peliosis hepatis caused by B. henselae can occur alone or develop with cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis or bacteremia.
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Parasite of 
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[1]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[1]



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1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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