Introduction to Clinical Anaerobic Bacteriology – Section 1 of “Anaerobic Bacteriology for Today’s Clinical Laboratory”
Self-Study 165 – Basic Level
Contact Hours (Points): 4
Revised by Robert C. Fader, PhD, D(ABMM) in 2010; Updated in 2014.
Originally written by Paul G. Engelkirk PhD, MT(ASCP) and Janet Duben-Engelkirk EdD, MT(ASCP) in 2004.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO ANAEROBES AND CLINICAL ANAEROBIC BACTERIOLOGY
What are Anaerobes?, Classifying Bacteria Based on Their Atmospheric Requirements, Why is Oxygen Lethal to Anaerobes?, The First Anaerobes, Who Discovered Anaerobes?, Where Are Anaerobes Found?, The Importance of Anaerobes, Debunking the Myths about Clinical Anaerobic Bacteriology, Furthering Your Knowledge of Clinical Anaerobic Bacteriology
SECTION II: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT ANAEROBES AND THE DISEASES THEY CAUSE
Taxonomic Classification of Clinically Encountered Anaerobes, Spore-forming, Anaerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli (Clostridium spp), Nonsporeforming, Anaerobic, Gram-Positive Bacilli, Non-spore-forming, Anaerobic, Gram-Negative Bacilli, Other Anaerobic, Gram-Negative Bacilli, Anaerobic, Gram-Negative Cocci, Anaerobic, Gram-Positive Cocci, A Word About Taxonomy Changes, Anaerobes of the Indigenous Microflora (Endogenous Anaerobes), Anaerobes Associated with Specific Anatomical Sites, Upper Respiratory Tract, Skin, Urethra, Vagina, Colon; The Role of Anaerobes in Human Diseases, Diseases Caused by Anaerobes of Exogenous Origin, Diseases Caused by Anaerobes of Endogenous Origin, Virulence Factors of Anaerobic Bacteria, Indications of Anaerobe Involvement in Human Disease, Anaerobes Isolated Most Frequently from Clinical Specimens