Brachyspira aalborgi

Brachyspira aalborgi

An extremely slow-growing and fastidious gram-negative, oxygen-tolerant anaerobic spirochete, which has been isolated from human intestinal spirochaetosis (HIS); believed to be a more common cause of HIS than B pilosicoli, as was previously reported.
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(48) In humans, intestinal spirochetosis is thought to be caused predominantly by Brachyspira aalborgi and Brachyspira pilosicoli.
Two distinct groups have been identified to predominantly colonize human colorectum: Brachyspira Aalborgi and Brachyspira Pilosicoli.
The two most commonly involved spirochetes are Brachyspira aalborgi and Brachyspira pilosicoli.
PCR detection of Brachyspira aalborgi and Brachyspira pilosicoli in human faeces.
Immunohistochemistry using polyclonal spirochete antibodies may facilitate the histologic diagnosis, but generally is not very helpful.[8] Electron microscopy and molecular studies can also be used not only to identify the spirochetes, but also to help determine the species of the spirochete.[9] The 2 best-characterized human species are Brachyspira aalborgi and Serpulina pilosicoli.