fastidious organism

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fas·tid·i·ous or·ga·nism

a bacterial organism with precise nutritional and environmental requirements.
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genitalium, a fastidious organism for which culture takes far too long to yield medically actionable results.
jejuni, a fastidious organism, in dairy A raw milk; the isolate matched the cluster pattern.
meningitidis is a fastidious organism that frequently undergoes autolysis, although it has been found in CSF by PCR up to 10 days postmortem (5,6).
Historically, the process of identification of an organism could take from days for a routine organism to weeks, in the case of a fastidious organism.
As part of its strategy as a secondary infectant, Brett is a nutritionally fastidious organism lacking the ability to synthesize for itself many micronutrients.
Background & objectives: The reason for lack of data on burden ofHaemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in developing countries was mainly failure of detection of this fastidious organism in laboratories.
However, Bordetella pertussis is a fastidious organism and negative cultures do not rule out disease.
Fastidious organism Organism that requires numerous complex nutrients to grow.
This fastidious organism, which is often resistant to clindamycin, colonizes the oropharynx of approximately 15% of healthy toddler children.
This fastidious organism grows slowly, and its identification requires special nutritionally supported media.
Pylori isolations were few in India compared with other works because it is a fastidious organism, which requires microaerophilic condition and frequent use of anti-secretory agents as well as Metronidazole for protozoan infestations, decrease the positive outcome.
Brett is a fastidious organism that does not pack the genetic baggage to manufacture many of its essential nutrients.