Infectious Disease Compendium

Afipia felis


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.


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


Probably erythromycin or tetracyclines.


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

Last update: 05/05/18