Flashcards in Gram (+) Bacilli Deck (26)
These two Gram + bacilli are aerobic and produce spores
B. cereus and B. anthracis (Bacillus)
One way to differentiate between B. cereus and B. anthracis is to look at hemolysis and motility. Describe these two characteristics for both.
B. cereus: beta-hemolytic, motile
B. anthracis: non-hemolytic, non-motile
What diseases does B. cereus cause?
gastroenteritis and ocular infections
What diseases does B. anthracis cause?
ANTHRAX: cutaneous, inhalation, and GI types
This Gram + Bacilli is aerobic and can be characterized by its intracellular life cycle and tumbling motility.
What diseases does Listeria cause?
NEONATES: granulomatosis, meningitis
ADULTS: flu-like symptoms, bacteremia
This Gram + Bacilli is aerobic and does not produce spores. It commonly causes erysipeloid -> cellulitis lesions and infects butchers, farmers, and vets
This Gram + Bacilli is aerobic and does not produce spores. It is characterized by looking like chinese characters and formation of a dark pseudomembrane.
What disease does C. diphtheria cause?
Diphtheria: bull-neck, nasopharyngeal, and cutaneous
This Gram + bacilli is aerobic, acid fast, and characterized by its intracellular lifespan, being filamentous, aerial hyphae, and sulfur granules.
What disease does Nocardia cause?
This Gram + bacilli is aerobic, acid fast, grows on lowenstein-jensen agar, and is positive for the lepromin test
This Gram + bacilli is aerobic, acid fast, grows on lowenstein-jensen agar, and causes chronic pulmonary disease in IC people
This Gram + bacilli is aerobic, acid fast, grows on lowenstein-jensen agar, and is characterized by slow growth, non-pigmented colonies, and is positive for the Mantoux test.
This Gram + bacilli is characterized by its medusa head and string of pearls appearance
This Gram + bacilli is anaerobic, has an irregular arrangement, is non-toxic, and causes acne.
This Gram + bacilli is anaerobic, filamentous, is characterized by a molar tooth appearance and presence of sulfur granules.
What disease does Actinomyces israelli cause?
ACTINOMYCOSIS: cervocofacial, thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, CNS
This Gram + bacilli is anaerobic, spore forming, and is characterized by a box car shape, positive nagler test, no leukocyte test, non-motile, non-hemolytic, and rapid growth
What disease does C. perfringes cause?
cellulitis, myonecrosis, food poisoning, septicemia
This Gram + bacilli is anaerobic, spore forming, and characterized by its tennis racket shape, motility, beta-hemolysis, causing "rigid baby"
What disease does C. tetani cause?
TETANUS ---| AchE
generalized, local, and neonatal types
This Gram + bacilli is anaerobic, spore forming, and is characterized by the blocking of ACh release and iridescent colonies. This bacterium is why you don't give honey to babies.
What disease does C. botilinum cause?
BOTULISM: foodbourne, infant, wound
This Gram + bacilli is anaerobic, spore forming, is motile, and has toxin A + B, it commonly infects after antibiotic therapy