Erysipelothrix


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Erysipelothrix

 [er″i-sip´ĕ-lo-thriks″]
a genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. It contains one species, E. rhusiopa´thiae, the causative agent of swine erysipelas, which also infects sheep, turkeys, and rats. In humans the usual type of infection is an erythematous, edematous lesion, commonly on the hand, resulting from contact with infected meat, hide, or bones. See also erysipeloid.

Erysipelothrix

(er'i-sip'ĕ-lō-thriks', -si-pel'ō-thriks),
A genus of bacteria (family Corynebacteriaceae) containing nonmotile, gram-positive, rod-shaped organisms that have a tendency to form long filaments; older cells tend to become gram-negative. They produce acid but no gas from glucose. They are facultatively anaerobic and catalase negative. Members of this genus infect mammals, birds, and fish. The type species is Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
[erysipelas + G. thrix, hair]

Erysipelothrix

/Er·y·sip·e·lo·thrix/ (er″ĭ-sip´ĭ-lah-thriks″) a genus of gram-positive bacteria (family Corynebacteriaceae), containing the single species E. insidio´sa (E. rhusiopath´iae), the causative agent of swine erysipelas and erysipeloid.

Er·y·sip·e·lo·thrix

(er'i-sip'ĕ-lō-thriks)
A genus of bacteria containing nonmotile, gram-positive, rod-shaped organisms that have a tendency to form long filaments. Members of this genus are parasitic on mammals, birds, and fish. The type species is E. rhusiopathiae.
[erysipelas + G. thrix, hair]

Erysipelothrix

a genus of bacteria containing a single species; short gram-positive rods which show remarkable longevity in alkaline soils. Once the infection appears on a farm it is likely to recur.

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
the causative organism of swine erysipelas, which also infects sheep, turkeys and rats. Formerly called E. insidiosa.
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