Actinobacillus ureae

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Pasteurellaceae, formerly: Pasteurella ureae

      Natural habitats
      Is an uncommon commensal of the upper respiratory tract in humans.

      Clinical significance
      They may be involved in the pathogenesis of sinusitis, bronchopneumonia, meningitis, and other infections in immunocompromised patients.

      Cases are rare.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Solid media:
      Gram negative, coccoid to small rods,

      Liquid media:
      They are longer and show a tendency to bipolar staining.

      Arrangement is single, in pairs and (rarely) in short chains.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultatively anaerobic 5-10% CO2 improves the growth

      Colonies are smooth or rough, viscose and often adhere (sticky) to the agar surface, and are apprroximately 2 mm after 24 hours. Smooth colonies are domed shaped and have a bluish hue when viewed by transmitted light.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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

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