Tag: Cat scratch disease

The Kaposi’s Sarcoma Mimic – Cats, Peliosis, and Cat-Scratch Disease

Literature review on any “old timey” organism can be kind of a pain since I am convinced microbiologists get drunk every so often to reclassify clinically relevant organisms. This is the case for Bartonella. Originally described as bartonia, which is an erythrocyte-adherent organism similar to organisms of the genus of Rochalimacae, including Rickettsia quintana, was

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How Trench Warfare Lead to the Discovery of Bartonella Quintana – Among Other Things

(While I do not anticipate this to alter the post, I should note that one name that has published several articles into B. quintana is Didier Raoult. If that name sounds familiar, he was the guy who published a large case series of patients with COVID-19 who were treated with HCQ and kickstarted the HCQ

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