An atlas of the clinical microbiology of infectious by Edward J. Bottone

By Edward J. Bottone

content material: v. 1. Bacterial brokers --
v. 2. Viral, fungal, and parasitic agents.

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Yellow pigmentation developed in both light and dark Figure 122 Mycobacterium scrofulaceum Submandibular lymphadenitis (scrofula) with draining sinus tract This species is characterized by the production of yellow­pigmented colonies in the absence of photoactivation and hence is referred to as a scotochromogen.  malignancies.  Growth has a ‘damp soil’­like odor Figure 126 Mycobacterium fortuitum Ulcerated lesion of leg with sinus tracts which developed post­cosmetic fat transplant to leg.  Because of the reduction in the chain length of their cell wall fatty acid compositionm, these species not only grow more rapidly, but stain weakly Gram­positive and hence can mimic Corynebacterium species (diphtheroids).

Pantoea) agglomerans colonies are yellow­pigmented.  Other associations have included brain abscess, thorn­induced eye and wound injuries, and septic arthritis.  vulgaris are strong urease producers.  Four species comprise the genus: S.  Shigellosis is characterized by watery or bloody diarrhea (dysenteric) with mucoid stools. Shigellae are enteroinvasive and can cause necrosis of the colonic epithelium.  Colonies of Salmonella typhi (typhoid bacillus) may appear green without dark centers Page 53 Figure 181 Salmonella species Giemsa stain of bone marrow aspirate of child with AIDS showing intracellular bacilli in macrophage.

Vulnificus may also cause acute Figure 207 Vibrio vulnificus Slender, curved bacilli and many free spherical bodies in smear from 72­h­old agar culture Figure 208 Vibrio vulnificus Opaque, silver iridescent non­hemolytic colonies with raised central core on 5% sheep blood agar.  Because of its lactose­fermenting capability, colonies of V.  Other infections associated with this species include corneal ulcer, acute epiglottitis, and endometritis.  shigelloides is a distinct species with many shared characteristics with aeromonads.

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