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4 gram positive bacterias that cause food poisoning?
Staphylococcus, listeria, bacillus, clostridium
which gram pos bacteria are rods
listeria, bacillus, clostridium
which gram pos form spores?
bacillus, clostridium
which one is a strict anaerobe?
clostridium
non spore former that is relatively rare but very serious bc of systemic dz?
listeria monocytogenes
anaerobic gram pos rod that is common but mild?
clostridium perfingens
rare but serious spore forming gram pos aerobe?
bacillus anthracis
rare but serious spore forming gram pos anaerobe?
clostridium botulinum
common but mild spore forming gram pos rod aerobe
bacillus cereus
salt tolerant, no spores, produces enterotoxins
S. aureus
enterotoxins of S. aureus?
heat and acid stable, superantigen can cause resp dz and SEB bioterrorism agent; causes rapid onset, vomiting AND diarrhea, no fever
Dx of staph?
isolation from food/food handler
Treatment for staph food poisoning?
no abxs, just supportive care
diff between B. cereus and S. aureus?
B. cereus has n/v, cramps but NO diarrhea in emetic form: classic toxemia