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Rickettsia and Chlamydia

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True statements about Rickettsia is:



A Gram negative but stain with Castaneda stain

B Acidophilic inclusion bodies

C Contains DNA but no RNA

D Drug of choice is sulphonamides

Ans. A Gram negative but stain with Castaneda stain

Rickettsia are gram negative, obligate intracellular, cocobacilli. They are stained better with Giemsa, Castaneda, Machiavello and Giminez stains. They produce basophilic inclusions. Drug of choice is tetracyclins and chloramphenicol

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