Rothia dentocariosa

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified

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

      Clinical significance
      Isolated from dental carries and very rarely cause disease.

      The most common infection is endocarditis, in people with underlying heart valve disorder.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive pleomorphic rods with branching, filamentous and diphteroid forms.

      mixture of cocci and rods, rarely filaments

      they are going to branch out after an incubation period of some days

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      They grow slightly better in 5% CO2.

      Colonies are typically whitish (or, more rarely, grayish black), raised, and smooth or rough or have a spooked-wheel form, and they are up to 2 mm after 48h.

      Both colony forms can occur in the same culture.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ growth

      Motility non

  • Characteristics

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