Actinomyces


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Actinomyces

[‚ak·tə·nō′mī·sēs]
(microbiology)
The type genus of the family Actinomycetaceae; anaerobic to facultatively anaerobic; includes human and animal pathogens.
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For example, like Actinomyces organisms, Nocardia organisms can form sulfur granules.
Etoumi (2007) observed a reduction in wax appearance temperature and heavy hydrocarbon fractions by biodegradation of paraffinic hydrocarbons using Pseudomonas and Actinomyces species.
Other bacteria have been identified including their involvement in periodontal disease is unclear such as: Haemophilus aphrophilus, Campylobacter species, Eubacterium and Actinomyces.
After right thoracotomy, a frozen section biopsy examination revealed parenchymal tissue containing hemorrhagic focuses and infiltrated fibrosis with dense inflammatory areas The samples of the content of the cyst showed colonization of actinomyces.
Microbe-plant interactions are highlighted through discussion of endophytes and mycorrhizal partners, genetic instability of rhizoba, and the role of siderophores and actinomyces in disease suppression.
Unfortunately, a revision was required after 1 year for hematogenous sepsis after a failed debridement for Actinomyces infection.
In humans, actinomyces are often normally found in the oral cavity, the gastrointestinal tract and the female genital tract (1).
Consult the microbiologist or indicate on the request form if an unusual or fastidious pathogen such as Actinomyces, Corynebacterium diphtheria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae or a fungal cause is suspected.
Also, removal of the IUD is not required in patients with actinomyces, bacterial vaginosis, Trichomonas, or cervicitis," she said.
1-3,9) Actinomyces israelii was the first anaerobe to be implicated as a cause of VO and is the most frequently cited cause of anaerobic infection of the spine.
The following 9 oral microorganisms were used in this study: Actinomyces viscosus ATCC 15987, Porphyromonas gingivalis ATCC 53978, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 12600, Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175, Streptococcus sanguis ATCC 35105 and Streptococcus sobrinus ATCC 27351 from the American Type Culture Collection (Rockville, MD, USA) and Lactobacillus acidophilus KCCM 32820, Lactobacillus casei KCCM 35465 and Streptococcus salivarius KCCM 40412 from the Korean Culture Center of Microorganisms (Seoul, Korea).
These controlled studies were used to determine the decrease in titers of 10 bacteria (Pasteurella haemolytica A1, Pasteurella multocida A:3, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Actinomyces pyogenes, Salmonella enterica serovar dublin, Bacillus thuringiensis, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa); two fungi (Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus niger); four viruses (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheaitis (IBR), Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus (BVD), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), Bovine Parvovirus (BPV) and one protozoal parasite (Cryptosporidium parvum), over time.