Infectious Disease Compendium

Afipia felis

Microbiology

An alpha-2 subgroup of the proteobacteria (doesn't that roll trippingly off the tongue?), it isn't gram stainable. Also A. broomeae, A. clevelandensis.

Epidemiologic Risks

Cats for A. felis. There are a variety of Afipias, depending on the host.

Syndromes

Cat scratch disease, but CSD is more often it is due to Bartonella spp., the rare septic arthritis, bone infection.

Treatment

Probably erythromycin or tetracyclines.

Notes

More likely any cat scratch disease is due to the Bartonella spp.