Diplococcus


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Diplococcus

 

a genus of bacteria of the family Lactobacteriaceae. They are chiefly spherical bacteria, which are found in pairs as a result of division in a single plane; at times they form short chains. They are gram positive. The genus has only one species, D. pneumoniae (pneumococcus), which has more than 80 serotypes. Diplococcus is one of the causative agents of lobar pneumonia. Certain Diplococcus— those that are gram negative and the pisiform bacteria—are classified in the genus Neisseria, family Neisseriaceae.

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In Carol A Kauffmann M D et al (19) study of 5 patients, Diplococcus pneumonia was isolated from 4 patients and 1 patient didn't show any organisms and he had previously received penicillin.
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The organisms isolated from the 22 different varieties of samples are Saccharomyces, Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, Streptococcus, Bacillus, Escherichia, Pseudomonas, Salmonella and Diplococcus.
It was isolated by Anton Weichselbaum in 1887 and designated as Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis.
After adjustment by bivariate analysis, only the identification of Gram positive diplococcus as the etiological agent of bacterial meningitis was associated with a threefold greater risk of death (Table 3).
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive diplococcus with a polysaccharide capsule that helps protect it from host-defense mechanisms; 90 capsular serotypes have been identified.