By Edward J. Bottone
Full of hugely tutorial visible photographs, An Atlas of the medical Microbiology of Infectious ailments, quantity 1: Bacterial brokers comprises average and strange displays and picking out features of microorganisms, together with newly defined microbial brokers, overlaying the breadth of medical microbiology. The ebook offers greater than 425 colour photomicrographs harvested over the author's 40-year occupation augmented by means of up to date textual content describing each one microbial entity integrated and providing insightful reviews on their medical importance.
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This colony form has a rubbery texture and is markedly adherent to the agar surface Figure 171 Pantoea agglomerans Phase-contrast microscopy of condensate of agar slant culture showing characteristic elongated, spheroidal, aggregated masses of individual bacilli known as symplasmata. This phenomenom, which may also be observed among other plant pathogens, has been attributed to the presence of fibrillar capsular material over the bacterial surface of individual cells which binds them together Figure 169 Pantoea agglomerans Microscopic view of colonies on clear medium by transmitted light.
Fortuitum and M. qxd 12/22/07 11:24 AM Page 42 AN ATLAS OF THE CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES They can be misidentified or discarded as such. This group of mycobacteria is mainly involved in cutaneous infections in healthy individuals and behaves as an opportunistic pathogen in compromised individuals. M. fortuitum and M. chelonei have been isolated from corneal ulcers (keratitis). M. fortuitum reduces nitrate whereas M. chelonei is negative for this characteristic. Mycobacterium haemophilum This species requires hemin or ferric ammonium citrate for growth in addition to an incubation temperature of 30ºC.
M. kansasii is found in tap water and has caused pulmonary, cervical lymphadenitis (especially in children), cutaneous, and disseminated infections. Figure 111 Mycobacterium kansasii Dry, rough, colonies which developed yellow pigment 24 h after exposure to light (photoactivation). Prior to light exposure, colonies had the same morphologic texture but were pale buff in color Mycobacterium marinum Figure 112 Mycobacterium marinum Elongated, beaded acid-fast bacillus in smear of surgical specimen of hand ulcer which developed after fish tank contact Figure 114 Mycobacterium marinum Slender, tapered, beaded, acid-fast bacilli in cord formation seen in smear of colonies Figure 113 Mycobacterium marinum Yellow-pigmented, smooth and rough colonies on Lowenstein–Jensen medium grown at 32ºC and exposure to light source, inducing (photoactivation) pigment production Figure 115 Mycobacterium marinum Localized, ulcerated lesion which developed after splinter injury and fishtank contact This species is also photochromogenic.
An Atlas of the Clinical Microbiology of Infectious Diseases, Volume 1: Bacterial Agents by Edward J. Bottone