Cronobacter sakazakii

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Enterobacteriaceae
      Formerly known as Enterobacter Sakazakii

      Natural habitats
      Can be found in soil, water, sewage, food, some dairy products and also on the human skin and in the intestinal tract.

      Cronobacter sakazakii have also been found in powdered baby food.
      The bacterium can grow at a low temperature, growth at 8 ° C has been documented.

      Clinical significance
      May cause significant infections in various anatomical sites.

      Meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis associated with high mortality have been documented in especially neonates.

  • Gram stain

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      Gram negative straight rods,

      0.6-1.0 x 1.2.0-3.0 µm,

      found singly or in pairs.

      Some encapsulated

  • Culture characteristics

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      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are pale yellow (bright yellow at room temperature) 1-3 mm.
      Colonies are often winded in the center with a star-like appearance.

      McConkey growth lactose fermenter

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

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