Microbiology

Obligate anaerobes

' ABC '

  • Actinomyces
  • Bacteroids
  • Clostridium
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Klebsiella: Morphology & Infections

 

You can tell the patient: "Fat Alcoholics Never Get UPSet" 

Morphology:

Fat prominent capsule

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis: culture charactersitics

 ' Rough, Tough & Buff '

  • Rough: colony is rough like breadcrumbs and not smooth,
  • Tough: colony sticks to the culture plate and is difficult to remove,
  • Buff: buff is the colour. It is a yellowish brown/coffee shade.

 

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VDRL: Causes of chronic biological false positive reactions

' SLIM  He-ART '

  • SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Lepromatous leprosy
  • IMN - Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Relapsing fever
  • Tropical eosinophilia

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