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Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

Editorial(ISSN: 2637-6679)

Can Cats Cause Schizophrenia? an Insight into the Role of Bartonella Henselae in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Volume 3 - Issue 3

Divya R*, Ashok V and Rajajeyakumar M

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    • Department of Physiology, Faculty of medical sciences and research, India

    *Corresponding author: Divya R, Department of Physiology, Karpagam Faculty of medical sciences and research, Coimbatore, India

Received: April 08, 2019;   Published: April 26, 2019;

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2019.03.000162

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Cat Scratch Disease(CSD)

Bartonella henselae is a fastidious gram-negative rod which is the etiological agent of Cat Scratch Disease(CSD) and is allied with bacillary angiomatosis in HIV-infected individuals. A total of 30 different species of Bartonella and 13 of those have been found to infect human beings [1]. Different Bartonella species causes wide-ranging and multifaceted diseases in humans [2]. The primary carriers of Bartonella henselae are Cats. Stray cats as well as healthy pets. The flea vector Ctenocephalides felis transmits Bartonella between cats. The mode of transmission to humans is through a scratch or bite from a cat or a kitten. Cat scratch disease is prevalent in all age groups, but more common in children less than 10 years of age [3].

Cat Scratch Disease(CSD)| Neurobartonellosis| Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS): A case Study| Conclusion| References|