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A quick, transparent, thorough, and hugely relaxing method of scientific microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, precis charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating micro organism to silly cow sickness, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, and so forth. major updates. first-class Board assessment. The sixth variation provides updates to Clostridium difficile prognosis and remedy; remedy of gonorrhea in mild of starting to be antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, new medicines for remedy of latent TB an infection and MDR TB; the most recent antibiotics; replace on pandemic flu, together with H7N9; file at the lately came upon SARS-like coronavirus; the newest hepatitis C cures; the newest HIV diagnostics and lately licensed HIV meds; and rising drug resistant micro organism.

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Inter­ medius ). Note that many of these names refer to the mouth and saliva since the viridans group streptococci are indigenous to the GI tract. These critters represent more than 30% of the culturable bacteria from dental plaque, gingival crevices, the tongue, and saliva! This is a big, heterogeneous group of streptococci that are not identified based on one Lancefield group. Viridis is the Latin word for green, and most of the viridans streptococci are alpha-hemolytic, producing greenish discoloration on blood agar.

2 ) Endocarditis: Dental manipulations send showers of these organisms into the bloodstream. Subsequently, they can implant on the endocardinal surface of the heart, most commonly on a previously damaged heart valve (such as from old rheumatic fever, a congenital heart defect, or mitral valve prolapse). These bacteria produce an extracellular dextran that allows them to cling to car- Fig. 4-5. When you think of viridans streptococci, think of VERDE, which is the word for "green" in Span­ ish.

G ram stain of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or urine 2 . Culture of CSF, u rine or blood Penicillin G 37 Dick Test: once commonly used to confirm Scarlet Fever diagnosis 2 . C-Carbohydrate: used for Lancefield groupings • Part of normal flora (25% of pregnant women carry G roup B streptococci in their vagina) CHAPTER 4. GRA M-POSITIVE STREPTOCOCCI M ETABOLISM VIRU LENCE COCCI Lancefield group D : 2 sub-types: 1 . Enterococci: • • Streptococcus faecalis Streptococcus faecium TOXINS • Extracellular dextran 1 .

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