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Prevotella dentalis

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Prevotellaceae

      Natural habitats
      Belong to the normal flora of the oropharynx, gastrointestinal tract, the genitals and urinary tract.

      Clinical significance
      Prevotella species are among the dominating microorganisms of the oral cavity, where they, despite their commensalism, can be involved in nearly all types of oral infections.

      They are found in the mouth, pleural-, lung- and other infections and they are typical polymicrobial infections

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative coccobacilli or bacilli,

      evenly colored with rounded ends,

      which often occur in pairs or short chains.

      Liquid medium
      the bacteria can be more polymorphic, longer and have vacuoles

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate anaerobic

      BBAØ
      Colonies are white to gray, round, convex, translucent with a smooth edge and non hemolytic

      BBEØ no growth

      Fluorescentie/Woodslamp
      no fluorescence

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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