Fusobacterium necrophorum

Fu·so·bac·te·ri·um nec·ro'·pho·rum

Sphaerophorus necrophorus; an unusually pleomorphic species causing or associated with several necrotic conditions in animals, such as calf diphtheria, labial necrosis of rabbits; necrotic rhinitis of pigs; foot rot of cattle, sheep, and goats; and occasionally necrotic lesions in humans.
Synonym(s): necrosis bacillus

Fusobacterium necrophorum

A species that causes sore throat, and sometimes, life-threatening infections such as septic thrombophlebitis of the jugular veins (Lemierre's syndrome) in humans.
See also: Fusobacterium


a genus of anaerobic non-spore-forming, gram-negative bacteria found as normal flora in the mouth and large bowel, and often in necrotic tissue, probably as secondary invaders.

Fusobacterium equinum
contributes to necrotizing pneumonia and pleurisy in horses.
Fusobacterium necrophorum
found in abscesses of the liver, lungs and other tissues and in chronic ulcer of the colon. A common major participant in bovine footrot, calf diphtheria, ruminal necrobacillosis, hepatic abscesses and thrush in horses. Synergistic with Dichelobacter nodosus in ovine footrot. Divided into subspecies necrophorum, formerly biotype A, which is especially found in liver abscesses of cattle, and subspecies funduliforme, formerly biotype B, which is particularly found in ruminal abscesses and in ruminal contents.
Fusobacterium nodosus
Fusobacterium nucleatum
isolated from cat and dog bite wounds.
Fusobacterium russii
isolated from cat and dog bite wounds.
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hemolytic Streptococcus pyogenes and viral pharyngitis or or non-GAS bacterial organisms Fusobacterium necrophorum.
groups C and G) Neisseria gonorrhoeae Fusobacterium necrophorum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Corynebacterium diphtheriae Francisella tularemia Mycoplasma pneumoniae Epstein-Barr virus Cytomegalovirus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Herpes Simplex virus (types 1 and 2)
Human infection with Fusobacterium necrophorum (Necrobacillosis), with a focus on Lemierre's syndrome.
Otras bacterias importantes en las infecciones uterinas son Prevotella sp, Fusobacterium necrophorum y Fusobacterium nucleatum (17).
En bovinos, Fusobacterium necrophorum es el principal agente etiologico causante de pododermatitis, infeccion necrotizante, aguda o cronica, de la piel interdigital y banda coronaria adyacente al tejido subcutaneo (Cardona y Cano, 2003; Togoe et al, 2008), aunque tambien se ha comprobado la existencia de un sinergismo con Actinomyces pyogenes (Nagaraja y Chengappa, 1998; Tadepalli et al.
Occasionally, the clinical course is much more severe: we describe the case of a young woman with a life-threatening sepsis complicating a pharyngeal infection by Fusobacterium necrophorum.
Association between virulence factors of Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium necrophorum, and Arcanobacterium pyogenes and uterine diseases of dairy cows.
The principal bacteria isolated from cases of uterine infection include Arcanobacterium pyogenes, Escherichia coli and anaerobic bacteria such as Prevotella species and Fusobacterium necrophorum.
Identification, molecular characterization and functional analysis of antigens/toxins of Streptococcus suis, Mannheimia haemolytica and Fusobacterium necrophorum are his primary research focuses.
Identificacao e isolamento do Dichelobacter nodosus e do Fusobacterium necrophorum de bovinos portadores de pododermatite, relacoes com a etiopatogenia, dados edafoclimaticos e avaliacao do tratamento [dissertacao].
Dessa forma, o mecanismo de formacao do produto a base de anticorpos policlonais para uso na alimentacao de bovinos se da da seguinte maneira: galinhas sao vacinadas com pequenas doses de imunogenos de bacterias ruminais vivas (Streptococcus bovis, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Lactobacillus spp.
Frequency, microbial interactions, and antimicrobial susceptibility of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Fusobacterium necrophorum isolated from primary endodontic infections.