Published in Blood Weekly, July 8th, 2004
According to recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, "Bartonella henselae is the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), which usually presents as a self-limiting lymphadenopathy. Occasionally, the bacteria will spread and be responsible for tissue and visceral involvement. Two B. henselae genotypes (genotypes I and II) have been described to be responsible for uncomplicated CSD on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence analysis."
"A type IV secretion system (T4SS) similar to the virulence-associated VirB system...
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