Ochrobactrum anthropi

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Ochrobactrum species are closely related to Brucella species

      Family: Brucellaceae

      Natural habitat
      Commonly found in soil and water or in hospital environment,

      Clinical significance
      Cases of pathogenic O. anthropi are rare.

      Infections usually take place through the use of contaminated equipment, or in the hospital wounds obtained by the application of catheters and the like.

      This is probably due to the ability to attach itself to plastic. The severity of the infection which then occurs is dependent on the host. It can be a bacterieëmie, sepsis, to cause septic shock.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative medium length rods

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate Aerobic

      After 24 hours, the colonies are small, about 1 mm, and after 48 hours, they are big, creamy, smooth, shining, round and clearly defined.

      McConkey growth, mucoid, non lactose fermenter

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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

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