Wautersiella falsenii

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Flavobacteriacea

      Natural habitats
      In the environment, does not belong to the normal flora of the human being.

      Clinical significance
      This organism has been isolated from clinical specimens, including blood, respiratory samples, wounds, pleural fluid,and the urinary tract, though it is an extremely rare cause of nosocomial infection, it may be significant resistant to many antibiotics, including carbapenems.

      Altough infection with W. falsenii remains rare, this bacterium should not be underestimated mainly because of its natural resistance to many available antimicrobials.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative rods

      2-3 µm in length

      they occur singly

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      obligate aerobic

      Colononies are very small after 24 hours,

      some strains displayed yellow-pigmented colonies after prolonged incubation.

      McConkey NLF

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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

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