Obligate intracellular bacteria

Scrub typhus: Overview, Pathogenesis and Lab Diagnosis

Scrub typhus: Overview, Pathogenesis and Lab Diagnosis

Scrub typhus also known as bush typhus, is an emerging infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi

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Typhus Fever: Characteristics and Lab Diagnosis

Chlamydia Infections: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Chlamydia Infections: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

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Q Fever: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Q fever is caused by the intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii and is endemic in nearly every country in the world.

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Extracellular and Intracellular Bacteria

Obligate intracellular bacteria cannot be grown in artificial media (agar plates/broths) in laboratories but requires viable eukaryotic host cells.

Chlamydia trachomatis: Properties, Disease, Lab Diagnosis

Chlamydia trachomatis: Properties, Disease, Lab Diagnosis

Chlamydia trachomatis, is an obligate intracellular bacteria which causes pelvic inflammatory disease and other infections (e.g. eye).

Leprosy: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Leprosy: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Also known as Hansen’s disease, leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by an acid-fast bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae.