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By Mark Gladwin, Bill Trattler

A short, transparent, thorough, and hugely relaxing method of scientific microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, precis charts and illustrations, from AIDS to "flesh-eating bacteria" to ebola, mad cow illness, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, and so forth. very good Board assessment.

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STREPTOCOCCI The pneumococcus does not have Lancefield antigens! Under the microscope, they appear as lancet-shaped gram-positive cocci arranged in pairs (diplococci). The major virulence factor of the pneumococcus is its polysaccharide capsule, which protects the organism from phagocytosis. Fortunately, the capsule is antigenic, and antibodies specific for the capsule can neutralize the pneumococcus. The only problem is that there are 84 different capsule serotypes, so surviving an infection with this organism only provides immunity to 1 out of the 83 possible capsule types.

The alveoli of one or more lung lobes fill up with white blood cells (pus), bacteria, and exudate. This is seen on the chest X-ray as a white consolidated lobe. The patient will cough up yellow-green phlegm that on Gram stain reveals gram-positive lancet-shaped diplococci. Fig. 4-7. " He is a mighty foe, with "capsule" armor, a lung emblem on his shield, and a lancet-shaped diplococcus lance. The lung emblem on his shield shows the severe lobar pneumonia caused by this organism. Note the consolidation of the middle right lobe and the lower left lobe, which accompany fever and shaking chills.

Meet the 2 pathogenic kidney beans, which have been removed from the microscope slide. They are sitting together at the breakfast table. Notice that they sit facing each other, forming a gram-negative doughnutshaped diplococcus. The bean on the left, Neisseria meningitidis, drinks a pot of coffee and becomes very nervous and irritable (central nervous system irritation-meningitis). The other pathogenic kidney It's time to examine the only pathogenic gram-negative cocci, Neisseria. These guys hang out in pairs and are thus called diplococci.

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