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Campylobacter

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What is the special media used to grow Campylobacter? and what does it consist of? Blaser's medium-:10% sheep blood with brucella agar base, amphotericin, cephalothin, vancomycin, polymixin B, and trimethoprim
What special conditions must be met for the best recovery of campylobacter? 42*C in microaerophilic atmosphere
What populations are most affected by Campylobacter jejuni? Children < 1yr. old and adults ages 20-29
Why is susceptibility testing not performed on Campylobacter jejuni infections? Most patients will recover without antimicrobial therapy
What does campylobacter look like on gram stain? Agar? Gram Stain: curved, S-shaped, gull wing GNR Agar: Flat, gray, irregular shaped coloines or round, convex, glistening edges
What are some tests used to identify campylobacter? Oxidase (+), darting motility, catalase(+), nitrate (+), growth at 42*C, no growth at 37*C. the different temps help to differentiate Campylobacter form Pseudomonas species
Created by: Cgover7