Actinomyces neuii subsp neuii

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Is proven to be an exception in this genus on account of its aerobic growth, microscopic morphology (no branching), and the types and locations of infections.

      Family: Actinomycetaceae,
      genus: Actinomyces neuii ssp neuii and Actinomyces neuii ssp anitratus

      Natural habitats
      They are most likely of endogenous origin.

      Clinical significance
      Actinomyces neuii rarely causes disease in humans
      They are isolated from abscesses, infected skin, endophthalmitis, bacteremias, and endocarditis

  • Gram stain

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

      diphteroid, but coccobacilli may occur,

      the rods are mainly arranged in V or Y forms.

      They are not branched

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      5 % CO2 improves the growth

      Colonies are circular, smooth, convex, opaque, more white than creamy in colour, and with entire edges, and 0.5-1.5 mm in diameter after 48h of incubation in

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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

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