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11 Cards in this Set

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Which one of the following is never considered part of our normal flora:
a. Streptococcus pneumoniae
b. Escherichia coli
c. Neisseria meningitidis
d. Staphylococcus aureus
E. Mycobacterium tuberculosis
E. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
What are the spore-forming gram-positive bacilli?
Bacillus and Clostridium species
A housewife who lives on a small farm is brought to the ER complaining of double vision and difficulty talking. Within the past 2hrs she noted a dry mouth and generalized weakness. Last night she served home-canned green beans as part of the meal. She tasted the beans before they were boiled. None of the other family members are ill. On exam, there is symmetrical descending paralysis of CN, upper extremities and trunk. The correct diagnosis is what?
Botulism caused by Clostridium botulinum
What food is commonly associated with Bacillus cereus food poisoning?
Fried rice
What does tetanus toxin do in our bodies?
It diffuses to terminals of inhibitory cells in the spinal cord and brain stem and blocks the release of inhibitory glycine and GABA
Gram negative diplococci... are what?
Catalase positive, gram positive organisms?
Catalase positive, coagulase positive, gram positive organism?
Staphylococcus aureus
Catalase negative, gram positive organisms?
Streptococcus or enterococcus
Catalase negative, gram positive, beta-hemolysis pattern?
Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep)
Catalase negative, gram positive, alpha-hemolysis pattern?
Streptococcus pneumoniae (partial hemolysis)