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What characteristics do Yersinia, Francisella, and Brucella have in common?
Gram (-) rods
Zoonotic diseases
Very virulent
Facultative intracellular organisms
Common treatment is aminoglycoside and/or doxycycline
What is the staining pattern of Yersinia pestis?
Bipolar staining
Describe features of bubonic plague?
Inguinal node swelling, pain. Blackish hemorrhages under the skin. Pneumonic plague via aerosolized bacteria.
Yersinia pestis treatment?
Francisella tularenses is acquired from which sources?
Infected rabbits and from tick and deerfly bites.
What important diseases are caused by Francisella tularensis?
1. Ulceroglandular tularemia (hole in the skin with black base, systemic symptoms).
2. Pneumonic tularemia
3. Oculoglandular tularemia
4. Typhoidal tularemia (GI tract)
What are the symptoms of Brucella infection?
Systemic, undulant fever, neither buboes nor a primary skin ulcer appear.
Which bacterium causes the most frequent wound infection following a cat or dog bite? What is an important treatment consideration?
Pasteurella. Do NOT close the wound with sutures. Treat with penicillin or doxycycline.
How does Pasteurella multocida differ from yersinia, francisella, and brucella?
Not a facultative intracellular organism