Felis ISSN 2398-2950

L-form bacteria

Synonym(s): L-forms

Contributor(s): Susan Dawson

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Cell-wall deficient bacteria.

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Clinical Effects

Epidemiology

Lifecycle

  • Can be induced by treatment of bacteria with cell-wall damaging products.

Transmission

  • Entry by contamination of bite wounds.
  • Bacteria can become L-form within the host.

Pathological effects

  • Fever.
  • Polyarthritis.
  • Cellulitis.
  • Draining tracts and abscesses.

Control

Control via chemotherapies

  • Tetracyclines Tetracycline.
  • Resistant to many antibacterials due to lack of cell wall.

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

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