Koch-Weeks bacillus


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Hae·moph·i·lus ae·gyp·'ti·us

a bacterial species that causes acute or subacute infectious conjunctivitis in warm climates.
Synonym(s): Koch-Weeks bacillus

Koch-Weeks bacillus

(1) Haemophilus influenzae. 
(2) Haemophilus aegyptius.

Hae·moph·i·lus ae·gyp·ti·us

(hē-mof'i-lŭs ē-jip'shē-ŭs)
A biotype of H. influenzae that causes acute or subacute infectious conjunctivitis in warm climates.
Synonym(s): Koch-Weeks bacillus.

Koch,

Robert, German bacteriologist and Nobel laureate, 1843-1910.
Koch bacillus - (1) a species that causes tuberculosis. Synonym(s): Mycobacterium tuberculosis; - (2) a species that causes cholera. Synonym(s): Vibrio cholerae
Koch blue bodies - schizonts of Theileria parva, the causative agent of East Coast fever.
Koch law - Synonym(s): Koch postulates
Koch old tuberculin
Koch original tuberculin
Koch phenomenon - infection immunity.
Koch postulates - to establish the specificity of a pathogenic microorganism, it must be present in all cases of the disease; inoculations of its pure cultures must produce disease in animals, and from these it must be again obtained and be propagated in pure cultures. Synonym(s): Koch law
Koch-Weeks bacillus - a species found in the respiratory tract; causes acute respiratory infections. Synonym(s): Haemophilus influenzae; Weeks bacillus

Weeks,

John E., U.S. ophthalmologist, 1853-1949.
Koch-Weeks bacillus - see under Koch, Robert
Weeks bacillus - Synonym(s): Koch-Weeks bacillus