CACMLE Microbiology/Virology Courses

141-Online: Update on the “Chain Gang” – Streptococci, Enterococci, and the Streptococcus-like Bacteria

$120.00

Contact Hours (Points): 12

The purpose of this course is to review the clinical significance of the streptococci, enterococci, and the streptococcus-like catalase-negative, gram-positive cocci. This course will cover the taxonomy of these organisms and their roles in human infectious diseases. The course will also discuss methods for isolation and identification of these organisms, including both conventional and commercially available methods.

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Update on the “Chain Gang”: Streptococci, Enterococci, and the Streptococcus-like Bacteria

Self-Study 141- Intermediate to Advanced Level

Contact Hours (Points): 12

Written by William M. Janda, PhD, D(ABMM)

Published 2008. Reviewed 2012.

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
~ summarize the current taxonomy and classification of streptococci, enterococci, and the streptococcus-like bacteria;
~ list the types of infections associated with the -hemolytic streptococci, including groups A, B, C, F, and G;
~ list the types of infections associated with the viridans streptococci and the enterococci; define the virulence factors produced by the -hemolytic streptococci, enterococci, and pneumococci;
~ summarize the several new streptococcal species isolated from humans and animals;
~ describe the newly identified groups of streptococcus-like, catalase-negative, Gram positive cocci, such as Alloiococcus, Gemella, Globicatella, Vagococcus, Facklamia, Ignavigranum, Dolosigranulum, and Dolosicoccus;
~ describe the presumptive and definitive methods for identifying the streptococci and streptococcus-like bacteria;
~ compare and contrast the advantages and shortcomings of the various

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS AND TAXONOMY OF THE STREPTOCOCCI

SECTION 2: GROUP A (Beta)-HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCI (STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES)

SECTION 3: GROUP B (Beta)-HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCI (STREPTOCOCCUS AGALACTIAE)

SECTION 4: GROUP C, GROUP G, AND GROUP F (Beta)-HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCI, AND OTHER STREPTOCOCCI IN THE “PYOGENIC COCCI” GROUP

SECTION 5: GROUP D STREPTOCOCCI: “STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS” AND RELATED SPECIES

SECTION 6: STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE

SECTION 7: VIRIDANS STREPTOCOCCI

SECTION 8: THE ANGINOSUS GROUP STREPTOCOCCI

SECTION 9: VIRIDANS STREPTOCOCCI FROM ANIMALS AND MISCELLANEOUS STREPTOCOCCI

SECTION 10: ENTEROCOCCUS SPECIES

SECTION 11: THE “STREPTOCOCCUS-LIKE” BACTERIA

Abiotrophia and Granulicatella Species; Aerococcus and Helcococcus Species ; Leuconostoc Species; Pediococcus and Tetragenococcus Species; Gemella Species; Vagococcus Species; Alloiococcus Species; Globicatella Species; Facklamia Species; Dolosigranulum, Ignavigranum, and Dolosicoccus Species; Eremococcus Species; Catellicoccus Species; Genus Lactococcus

SECTION 12: ISOLATION OF STREPTOCOCCI, ENTEROCOCCI, AND THE “STREPTOCOCCUS-LIKE” BACTERIA: GRAM-STAINED SMEARS, CULTURE MEDIA, AND DIRECT DETECTION METHODS

Direct Gram-Stained Smears; Culture Media; Hemolysis on Blood Agar; Direct Detection Techniques for Group A (Beta)-Hemolytic Streptococci in Pharyngeal Specimens; Non-culture, Direct Detection Techniques for Group B (Beta)-Hemolytic Streptococci and S. pneumoniae

SECTION 13: IDENTIFICATION OF STREPTOCOCCI, ENTEROCOCCI, AND THE “STREPTOCOCCUS-LIKE” BACTERIA

Colony Morphology and Catalase Testing; Recognition and Preliminary Characterization of Streptococci and the

“Streptococcus-like” Bacteria; Presumptive Identification of Streptococci; Leucine Aminopeptidase (LAP) Test; Susceptibility to Bacitracin; Susceptibility to Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (SXT); CAMP Test and Pigment Production; Hydrolysis of Sodium Hippurate; Bile Esculin Test; Pyrrolidonyl Arylamidase (PYR) Test; Salt Tolerance Test (6.5% NaCl Broth); Susceptibility to Optochin; Bile Solubility Test; Commercial Presumptive Identification Tests; Serologic Identification of (Beta)-Hemolytic Streptococci; Capillary Precipitin Test; Coagglutination; Latex Agglutination; Serologic Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae; Biochemical Characteristics for Identification of Groupable Streptococci; Identification of the Viridans Streptococci; Mitis Group; Mutans group; Salivarius group; Anginosus Group; Bovis group; Identification of (Alpha)-Hemolytic and Non-hemolytic Streptococci Isolated from

Animals; Identification of Enterococcus Species; Identification of Abiotrophia and Granulicatella Species; Identification of Aerococcus and Helcococcus Species; Identification of Leuconostoc, Weissella, Pediococcus, and Tetragenococcus Species; Identification of Gemella Species; Identification of Vagococcus Species; Identification of Globicatella Species, Alloiococcus Species, Facklamia Species, Dolosigranulum Species, Ignavigranum Species, and Dolosicoccus Species); Identification of Lactococcus Species

SECTION 14: COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MANUAL AND AUTOMATED SYSTEMS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF STREPTOCOCCI, ENTEROCOCCI, AND SELECTED STREPTOCOCCUS-LIKE BACTERIA

API Rapid Strep; BBL Crystal Gram-Positive Identification System; Rapid ID 32 Strep; RapID STR; Vitek Gram-Positive Identification (GPI) Card; BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System; Microscan Gram-Positive Breakpoint Combo Panel

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