Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rickettsia mnemonic

Here are a few things you should know about rickettsia!

Rickettsia, are small, gram negative, non motile, rod shaped bacterium.

Transmission: Rickettsia requires an arthropod vector for transmission.

Metabolism: It is an obligate intracellular parasite. They can not make there own ATP. 

Clinical: Damages the endothelial cells lining blood vessels.

In the diagram below, rickettsia generalities are shown: Riding on arthropod, saying we must go to ATP house, meaning cell and then he turned back to endothelium to injured it.

Stay awesome.


  1. Amazing diagram just love it .... please keep on this great work that you guys are doing ... This small things that you are doing are pretty huge when I see it's impact to the whole world....

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    2. Great work Khamid Kan. Well done.


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