Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans


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(agrĕ-gati-baktĕr akti-nō-mī-sētem-komi-tanz) This is a new name for Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, not a new entity.
A bacterial species of oral flora in humans; frequently associated with human periodontal disease as well as subacute and chronic endocarditis; occurs with actinomycetes in actinomycotic lesions. A member of the HACEK group of organisms (Haemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans,Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella spp.). Also called Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.
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46) Other bacteria that produce CDT include Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid), Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (periodontitis), Escherichia coli (traveler's diarrhea), Shigella dysenteriae (dysentery), Salmonella enterica (typhoid fever), and Campylobacter upsaliensis (enterocolitis).
1980]; b) KVLB-2 agar (kanamycin 75[micro]g/ml-vancomycin 2[micro]g/ ml blood) for the isolation of pigmented and non-pigmented Prevotella spp, Porphyromonas spp and Bacteroides spp; c) TSBV (trypticase-soy-agar) supplemented with 5% serum 75 [micro]g/ml bacitracin and 5 [micro]g/ml vancomycin to quantify Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans [Slots, 1982].
Narayanan Ramasubbu, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, stated, "We have used SDC against single species biofilms of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, a causative agent in localized aggressive periodontitis, and S.