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Why can't you stain mycobacteria?

cell wall has high lipid content

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why can't you stain mycoplasma/ureaplasma?

no cell wall

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Why can't you stain chlamydia?

primarily intracellular + lacks classic peptidoglycan because of decreased muramic acid.

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What other bugs can't you stain and why?

Intracellular like Legionella, rickettsia, chlamydia, bartonella, ehrlichia, anaplasma

5

Giemsa staining for

Chlamydia
Borrelia
Rickettsia
*Trypanosomes
*Plasmodium

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What does PAS stain?

Glycogen, mucopolysaccharides

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other name for Ziehl-Neelsen

carbol fuchsin

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What else can you use Ziehl-Neelsen for

1) acid-fast bacteria (nocardia)
2) protozoa (cryptosporidum oocysts)

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Alternative stain for acid-fast bacteria to Ziehl-Neelsen and characteristics of test?

Auramine-rhodamine for screening (cheep, more sensitive but less specific)

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Mucicarmine affect?

stains thick polysaccharide capsule of cryptococcus red

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what else do you use silver stain for?

1) coccidoides
2) legionella
3) H pylori

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What can you stain viruses with?

Fluorescent antibody stain

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Example of selective media

Thayer-Martin (contains antibiotics)

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significance of differential/indicator media?

yields a color change in response to metabolism of certain organisms

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example of indicator differential media?

MacConkey (contains a pH indicator)

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culture requirements for H influenza?

Factors V (NAD+) and X (hematin)

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n meningitides media?

Thayer-Martin

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How does Thayer-Martin agar work?

1) inhibits gram positives with vancomycin
2) inhibits gram negatives (except neisseria obviously) with trimethoprim and colistin
3) inhibits fungi with nystatin

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what does Regan-Lowe medium contain?

Charcoal, blood, antibiotic

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tb culture?

Lowenstein-Jensen agar

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M pneumonia media?

Eaton agar. Requires cholesterol.

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Effect on MacConkey agar?

Used for lactose-fermenting enterics. Fermentation produces acid, causing colonies to turn pink.

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e coli medium?

eosin-methylene blue (EMB) agar

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affect of EMB agar

colonies with green metallic sheen

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legionella agar

charcoal yeast extract buffered with cysteine and iron

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What do you stain fungi with?

Sabouraud's agar

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Aerobes?

Nocardia
Pseudomonas
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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anaerobes?

Clostridium
Bacteroides
Fusobacterium
Actinomyces

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Anaerobe characteristics

1) susceptible to oxidative-damage (don't have catalase or superoxide dismutase)
2) foul smelling (short-chain fatty acids)
3) hard to culture
4) produce gas in tissue (CO2 and H2)
5) normal flora in GI tract but pathogenic elsewhere

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Why are ahminoglycosides ineffective against anaerobes?

ahminoglycosides require O2 to enter into bacterial cells.