Rochalimaea


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Rochalimaea

 [ro″kah-li-me´ah]
a genus of bacteria of the family Rickettsiaceae resembling the genus Rickettsia, but usually found extracellularly in the arthropod host; R. quinta´na is the etiologic agent of trench fever, transmitted by the body louse Pediculus humanus.

Rochalimaea

(rō'chă-li-mē'ă),
Former name for Bartonella.
[H. da Rocha-Lima, Brazilian microbiologist]

Rochalimaea

/Ro·cha·li·maea/ (ro″kah-li-me´ah) see Bartonella.

Rochalimaea

[rosh′əlimē′ə]
a genus of bacteria resembling Rickettsia but found extracellularly in an arthropod host. The species, R. quintana (now called Bartonella quintana), is a cause of trench fever as transmitted by the body louse. A related bacterium, R. henselae, is a cause of bacillary angiomatosis in immunocompromised humans, including those with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Ro·cha·li·mae·a

(rō'kah-li-mē'ă)
Former designation for Bartonella (q.v.).
[H. da Rocha-Lima, Brazilian microbiologist]

Rochalimaea

a genus of the family Rickettsiaceae resembling the genus Rickettsia, but usually found extracellularly in the arthropod host, including R. quintana, the etiological agent of trench fever of humans and voles, transmitted by the body louse Pediculus humanus.
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Rochalimaea henselae causes bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatis.
Syndrome of Rochalimaea henselae adenitis suggesting cat scratch disease.
Bacteria belonging to the genus Bartonella have gone through extensive name changes and were once grouped with Rochalimaea genus bacteria with members of the family Rickettsiae.
Researchers have recently implicated Rochalimaea bacteria as the cause of trench fever and cat scratch disease, two other human illnesses.
Koehler JE, Quinn FD, Berger TG, et al Isolation of Rochalimaea species from cutaneous and osseous lesions of bacillary angiomatosis.
Rochalimaea henselae infection - a new zoonosis with the domestic cat as reservoir.
Detection of Rochalimaea henselae DNA in specimens from cat scratch disease patients by PCR.
quintana (formerly Rochalimaea quintana) and transmitted by body lice, affected hundreds of thousands of soldiers or displaced persons during World War I and to this day affects homeless persons.