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Laboratory diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Streptococcus pneumoniae 4.8/5 (10)

Laboratory diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Laboratory diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae Specimen: Sputum, blood, endotracheal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), pleural fluid, joint fluid, abscess fluid, bones, and other biopsy material. Microscopy Gram staining of sputum shows lancet shaped Gram-positive cocci in pairs. Fresh emulsified sputum mixed with antiserum causes capsule swelling (the quellung reaction) for identification of pneumococci. In […]

Virulence factors, Pathogenesis and Clinical manifestations of Streptococcus pneumoniae 4.44/5 (9)

Virulence factors, Pathogenesis and Clinical manifestations of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Virulence factors of Streptococcus pneumoniae Polysaccharide capsule The capsule is antiphagocytic, inhibiting complement deposition and phagocytosis. 2. Cell wall associated polymers and proteins Teichoic acid – binds to epithelial cells and activates alternative complement pathway Protein adhesion – binds to epithelial cells Peptidogylcan – activates alternative complement pathway Phosphorylcholine – mediates invasion of host cell […]

Laboratory diagnosis of Streptococcus pyogenes 4.15/5 (20)

Laboratory diagnosis of Streptococcus pyogenes

Laboratory diagnosis of Streptococcus pyogenes 1. Specimens Throat swab Pus Cerebrospinal fluid Blood Serum for antibody determinant 2. Smear Gram staining Purple color cocci in chain arrangement Not to be confused with Viridans Streptococci from throat swab sample since both have same appreance 3. Culture Culture on blood agar Addition of bacitracin in inoculum: S […]

Habitat and Morphology of Streptococcus pyogenes 4.54/5 (24)

Habitat and Morphology of Streptococcus pyogenes

Habitat and Morphology of Streptococcus pyogenes Habitat of Streptococcus pyogenes They are found in throat and skin of human. They are commensals of upper respiratory tract. Carrier rate of S. pyogenes in the respiratory tract is only few in adults, over 10% in children attending kindergarten. Opportunistic pathogens May survive in dust for some times. Morphology […]

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