You are visiting Arkansas (it's unclear why) and decide to see the famous show, The Cat Wrestler. Unfortunately, the show is canceled at the last minute. You go to investigate why and find that the cat wrestler, star of The Cat Wrestler, presented to the local hospital with this finding:
He had an abrupt onset of fever, chills, headache, and malaise a few days after noticing this lesion. Exam showed regional tender lymphadenopathy. Routine lab tests were nonspecific. Routine cultures of blood, skin lesions, and lymph nodes did not show any organisms. But, you ask the lab to supplement the growth conditions with cysteine and CO2. The result is a pale-staining, small, aerobic, Gram negative coccobacillus.
Challenge: What is the organism? What's the clinical diagnosis?
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