Sphingobacterium multivorum

  • General information

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      General information
      Sphingobacterium species are capable of behaving as an opportunistic pathogen and producing severe infection in compromised patients.

      Family: Sphingobacteriaceae
      Formerly: Flavobacterium

      Natural habitat
      In the environment, in food products, in an aqueous environment of a hospital, such as; the sink, incubators, water from the tap, hemodialysis systems and all kinds of aqueous solutions.

      Does not belong to the normal flora of the human being.

      Clinical significance
      They are rarely involved in human infections. Two species S.multivorum and S. spiritivorum have occasionally been associated with bacteremia, peritonitis and chronic respiratory infections in patients with severe underlying conditions.

  • Gram stain

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      Gram-negative rods.

  • Culture characteristics

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      Obligate Aerobic

      Colonies are medium sized, convex, smooth, opaque, they become yellow after several days at room temperature.

      McConkey growth, non lactose fermenter

      BBAØ no growth

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