Alloiococcus otitis

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Alloiococcus otitis

A non-motile gram-positive aerobe arranged in clusters, which is commonly isolated from the middle ear and the environment

Alloiococcus otitis

, Alloiococcus otitidis (ăl-oy″ŏ-kŏk'ŭs) [Gr. alloios, another kind of + coccus]
A species of aerobic gram-positive bacteria often found in patients with otitis media with effusion.
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However, recent descriptions of another possible pathogen, Alloiococcus otitidis, in significant numbers of children with AOM and otitis media with effusion in Finland, Japan, and Australia have generated debate as to the significance of this new bacterium.
Effect of Alloiococcus otitidis and three pathogens of otitis media in production of interleukin-12 by human monocyte cell line.
Infection by Alloiococcus otitidis was initially suspected, but specific biochemical tests and antibiotic susceptibility data argued against this hypothesis (data not shown).
One interesting discovery that we made by using DNA-based detection was that Alloiococcus otitidis is extremely common in healthy ear canals; only Turicella otitidis and Coryneform bacteria are more common.