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Plesiomonas shigelloides

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Enterobacteriaceae
      (Plesiomonas is Greek for neighbors)

      Natural habitats
      Is isolated from a wide range of mammals, birds, fish, water-dwelling, reptiles and amphibians.

      Clinical significance
      Human P. shigelloides infections are associated with living in or travel to tropical countries and / or a history of seafood consumption; both acute diarrhea and chronic diarrhea episodes of > 2 weeks have been reported.

      Most of the infections are self-limited.

  • Gram stain

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

      0.3-1.0 x 0.6-6.0 µm

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are about 1.5 mm, gray, shiny, smooth, opaque, center may be slightly elevated and non-hemolytic

      McConkey growth, non lactose fermenter

      BBAØ growth

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