Bartonella henselae

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Bar·ton·el·la hen·sel·ae

a bacterial species that causes catscratch disease (q.v.) in people with normal immunity and bacillary angiomatosis in people with AIDS.
See also: catscratch disease.
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Bartonella henselae

Rochalimaea henselae Infectious disease A slender, fastidious coccobacillary bacterium of the normal flora of cats associated with bacteremia, endocarditis, cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis; it may affect HIV-infected and immunocompetent Pts, causing persistent or relapsing fever; B henselae and B quintana have been linked to bacillary angiomatosis. See Bacillary angiomatosis.
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Bar·to·nel·la hen·se·lae

(bahr-tō-nel'ă hen'sĕ-lē)
A species formerly classified as a riskettsialike organism in the genus Rochalimaea; causes bacillary angiomatosis, particularly in immunocompromised people, and a form of catscratch disease.
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