Download e-book for iPad: An Atlas of the Clinical Microbiology of Infectious by Edward J. Bottone

By Edward J. Bottone

ISBN-10: 0203491610

ISBN-13: 9780203491614

ISBN-10: 1842142194

ISBN-13: 9781842142196

Choked with hugely educational visible photographs, An Atlas of the scientific Microbiology of Infectious illnesses, quantity 1: Bacterial brokers comprises average and ordinary displays and settling on features of microorganisms, together with newly defined microbial brokers, overlaying the breadth of scientific microbiology. The publication offers greater than 425 colour photomicrographs harvested over the author's 40-year occupation augmented by way of up to date textual content describing each one microbial entity incorporated and supplying insightful reviews on their scientific value.

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This colony topography of M. tuberculosis is reflective of its lipid content, which imparts a hydrophobic aspect to colonies. In liquid media, growth occurs in the form of granules, composed of strands (cords) of interwoven bacilli. One commonly used automated liquid media system uses 14C-labelled palmitic acid which is metabolized by mycobacteria releasing radioactively labelled 14CO2 which is detected and quantitated, rendering a growth index. An index greater than or equal to 10 is considered positive.

Lower body temperature in extremity favors growth of this species strains have been linked to a cholera-like diarrhea associated with a serogically cross-reactive cholera toxin-like enterotoxin. Dysenteric-like diarrhea has also been associated with A. hydrophila. Aeromonas species produce a wide range of exoenzymes, including proteases, such as elastase, thought to play a major role in cutaneous infections, septicemia, and pulmonary disease. Bacteremic aeromonads are serum-resistant. Wound infections in normal and compromised patients are fairly common in association with fresh water trauma and can range from cellulitis to ecthyma gangrenosum.

Note that the capsule extends around the entire length of filament forms Figure 155 Klebsiella pneumoniae Thick, stout, encapsulated diplobacilli in peritoneal exudate of experimentally infected white mouse Five species comprise this genus, all of which are encapsulated and non-motile. K. pneumoniae (Friedlander’s bacllius) causes pneumonia and a variety (wound, urinary tract, septicemia) of nosocomial infections. Pneumonia caused by capsular types 1 and 2 is especially destructive to lung parenchyma with abscess formation.

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