Brachyspira

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Brachyspira

(brā″kē-spī′ră) [″ + spir(ochete)]
A genus of spirochete that occasionally colonizes the lower gastrointestinal tract. It causes dysentery in animals such as dogs or pigs and has been identified as a cause of human disease, e.g., abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.

Brachyspira

a genus of anaerobic intestinal bacteria in the order Spirochaetaceae. Formerly Serpulina. Some species were previously in the genus Treponema.

Brachyspira aalborgi
infects primates, but its pathogenic significance is uncertain.
Brachyspira alvinipulli
a cause of diarrhea in adult chickens.
Brachyspira hyodysenteriae
the cause of swine dysentery. Previously called Serpulina hyodysenteriae and Treponema hyodysenteriae.
Brachyspira intermedia
a cause of diarrhea in adult chickens.
Brachyspira pilosicoli
causes intestinal or colonic spirochetosis, a mild colitis and diarrhea in weaner and grower pigs and of wet litter and reduced egg production in adult chickens.