What is the importance of molecular taxonomy in the understanding of the pathogenesis of cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Discovery and classification of the etiologic agent for CSD is one of the triumphs of modern microbiology. The elegance and power of molecular taxonomy applied to the CSD agent revealed unexpected connections with other well-recognized infectious diseases and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of CSD.


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