Afipia

Afipia

(ă-fip'ē-ă),
A genus of gram-negative, oxidase-positive, motile, nonfermenting bacteria that have been placed in the class Proteobacteria. They are morphologically variable, appearing as rods or filaments that may stain poorly. More than 10 species have been identified; originally reported to be the agent of catscratch disease, their current pathogenic role remains uncertain. The type strain is A. felis. Other human isolates are A. clavelandensis and A. broomeae.

A·fip·i·a

(ă-fip'ē-ă)
A genus of gram-negative, oxidase-positive, motile, nonfermenting bacteria that have been placed in the class Proteobacteria. They are morphologically variable, appearing as rods or filaments that may stain poorly. More than 10 species have been identified, one of which was formerly thought to be the cause of catscratch disease. Their current pathogenic role is uncertain. The type strain is A. felis.
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These findings should be interpreted cautiously as water contamination probably led to the initial false attribution of Afipia felis as the causative organism of cat-scratch disease (55).
Isolation of new fastidious Proteobacteda and Afipia felis from hospital water supplies by direct plating and amoebal coculture procedures.
The most well-known of these are Bartonella species (henselae, quintana, bacilliformis), although some Afipia species (eg, A.
Serologic response to Bartonella and Afipia antigens in patients with cat scratch disease.
Isolation of new fastidious alpha Proteobacteria and Afipia felis from hospital water supplies by direct plating and amoebal co-culture procedures.
Bartonella and Afipia species emphasizing Bartonella henselae.
micdadei, and other AAMs (15,18), including Parachlamydia acanthamoeba (strain BN 9 and "Hall's coccus"), Afipia birgiae, A.
Afipia felis in hospital water supply in association with free-living amoebae.
Etiology of cat scratch disease: comparison of polymerase chain reaction detection of Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) and Afipia felis DNA with serology and skin tests.
thiooxydans, Mesorhizobium amorphae, Azorhizobium caulinodans, Afipia jelis, A.
Buffered charcoal-yeast extract (BCYE) agar facilitated the recovery of most novel Legionella species, as well as Afipia broomeae and A.
We tested serum specimens from three groups of patients with pneumonia by indirect immunofluorescence against Legionella-like amoebal pathogens (LLAPs) 1-7, 9, 10, 12, 13; Parachlamydia acanthamoeba strains BN 9 and Hall's coccus; and Afipia felis.