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Rothia mucilaginosa

  • General information

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

      Formely Stomatococcus mucilaginosus

      Natural habitats
      Is a normal in habitant of the mouth and upper respiratory tract.

      Clinical significance
      It is an infrequent pathogen, mostly affecting severely immunocompromised patients.

      All kind of infections have been described.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive cocci,

      occurring mostly in clusters

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are mucoid or sticky, transparent to white, and nonhemolytic and often adhere to the agar.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ growth

      Capsule
      They are usually encapsulated with a small amount of polysaccharide

  • Characteristics

  • References

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


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