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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Erysipelothrix is a long and thin, facultative, anaerobic, Gram-positive, non-sporulating, intracellular, rod-shaped bacterium, and is widely distributed in nature.
2]S, Indole, and Motility (SIM medium) (Merck, Germany) were used to confirm Erysipelothrix spp.
The primers, MO101 (5'AGATGCCAT-AGAAACTGGTA3'), and M0102 (5'CTGTATCCGCCATAACTA3') amplified a 407-bp DNA fragment in the Erysipelothrix spp.
TABLA I ESPECIE DE BACTERIAS AEROBIAS AISLADAS DE VAGINAS CLINICAMENTE SANAS DE VACAS CRIOLLO LIMONERO / SPECIES OF AEROBIC BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM CLINICALLY HEALTHY VAGINAS OF CRIOLLO LIMONERO COWS Especies de bacterias aerobias Numero de Ocurrencia aisladas aislamiento (%) Arcanobacterium pyogenes 12 27,27 Staphylococcus epidermidis 11 25,oo Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae 6 13,64 Staphylococcus aureus 5 11,36 Escherichia coli 4 9,09 Providencia stuartii 2 4,54 Staphylococcus saprophyticcus 1 2,27 Providencia spp.
Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are used to threat Erysipelothrix infections in these animals.
Citing the number of reported cases of systemic erysipelas infection in the last 15 years, a recently published case report suggested that the growth of the swine industry in the southern United States was associated with an increase in human infections with Erysipelothrix because this number was already equal to the number reported in the precee-ding 60 years (141).
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae endocarditis: clinical features of an occupational disease.
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