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Scombroid food poisoning

Is a foodborne illness from eating spoiled fish.
It is often missed because it resembles an allergic reaction

photo: Dr.Enes Elvin Gul, Dept of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3101735/?report=reader

Scombroid food poisoning

Is a foodborne illness from eating spoiled fish.
It is often missed because it resembles an allergic reaction

photo: Dr.Enes Elvin Gul, Dept of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3101735/?report=reader

Raoultella ornithinolytica

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Enterobacteriaceae
      (formerly designated : Klebsiella)

      R. terrigena & R. planticola
      (plant pathogen)

      Natural habitats
      They are found in water, fish, insects, nature and land.

      They are commensals in the gut of humans and animals.

      Clinical significance
      R. ornithinolytica has the ability to convert histidine to histamine in scombroid fish.

      Infection causes redness of the skin.

      Scombroid food poisoning
      Is a foodborne illness from eating spoiled fish.
      It is often missed because it resembles an allergic reaction

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative rods,

      0.3-1.0 x 0.6-6 μm,

      occurring singly, in pairs, and in short chains

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are shiny, moist and sticky, from mild to strong.

      McConkey growth, lactose fermenter

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

  • References


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