enteric bacilli


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enteric bacilli

A broad term for bacilli present in the intestinal tract. Included are gram-negative non–spore-forming facultatively anaerobic bacilli such as Escherichia, Shigella, Salmonella, Klebsiella, and Yersinia. They may be present in the intestines of vertebrates as normal flora or pathogens.
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coli and enteric bacilli varied substantially, we concluded that infections with these bacteria were most likely obtained before hospitalization.
baumannii 74 16 (21.6) 0 5 (6.8) Escherichia coli 36 36 (100) 13 (36.1) 13 (36.1) Enteric bacilli 30 15 (50.0) 10 (33.3) 10 (33.3) Klebsiella pneumoniae 22 20 (90.9) 4 (18.2) 7 (31.8) P.
Researchers found that S aureus and Gram-negative enteric bacilli accounted for the majority of the respiratory pathogens found in dental plaque.