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]

Ro·cha·li·mae·a

(rō'kah-li-mē'ă)
Former designation for Bartonella (q.v.).
[H. da Rocha-Lima, Brazilian microbiologist]
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Raoult, "Lack of bactericidal effect of antibiotics except aminoglycosides on Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae," Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol.
Use of retinal biopsy to diagnose Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae retinitis in an HIV-infected patient.
Rochalimaea henselae causes bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatis.
Neuroretinitis, aseptic meningitis, and lymphadenitis associated with Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae infection in immunocompetent patients and patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1.
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.
[7.] Koehler JE, Quinn FD, Berger TG, et al Isolation of Rochalimaea species from cutaneous and osseous lesions of bacillary angiomatosis.
CSD is caused by infection with Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae, an organism that has been associated with bacillary angiomatosis in immunocompromised persons.
The 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region of Bartonella (Rochalimaea) species is longer than usually described in other bacteria.
Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana endocarditis in three homeless men.
Detection of Rochalimaea henselae DNA in specimens from cat scratch disease patients by PCR.
Naturally occurring "Rochalimaea henselae" infection in domestic cat.