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Question Answer
C. tetaniblocks release of glycine, GABA from inhibitory interneurons
C. botulinuminhibits ACh release from motor neuron at NM junction
V. choleraeactivates adenylate cyclase --> increased NaCl secretion (watery diarrhea)
E. coli heat labile toxinactivates adenylate cyclase --> increased NaCl secretion (watery diarrhea)
E. coli heat stable toxinactivates guanylate cyclase --> increased cGMP --> inhibits NaCl reabsorption (watery diarrhea)
S. dysenteriaeinactivates 60S ribosomal subunit --> inhibits protein synthesis --> kills intestinal epithelial cell (bloody, mucusy diarrhea)
EHEC, EIECinactivates 60S ribosomal subunit --> inhibits protein synthesis --> kills intestinal epithelial cell (bloody, mucusy diarrhea)
S. aureus enterotoxinfood poisoning (diarrhea + vomiting less than 24 hrs)
B. cereus enterotoxinfood poisoning (vomiting less than 24 hrs)
S. pyogenes pyrogenic toxinactivates endogenous IL-1 production (Scarlet fever)
S. aurerus pyrogenic toxinactivates endogenous IL-1 production (TSS)
S. pyogenestissue invasive toxins (hemolysin, streptokinase, DNAase...)
S. aureustissue invasive toxins (hemolysin, streptokinase, DNAase...)
C. perfringenshydrolyzes lecithin in cell membranes --> cell death (gas gangrene)
B. anthracis edema factorinserts an adenylate cyclase --> impairs PMN function + causes massive edema
B. anthracis lethal factorzinc metalloprotease --> induces macrophage to release TNF-alpha, IL-1 (death)
C. diphtheriaeribosylates elongation factor (EF2) --> inhibits protein translation (myocarditis, peripheral nerve palsies, CNS effects)
B. pertussisactivates membrane adenylate cyclase + inserts own adenylate cyclase --> inhibits PMN phagocytosis (cough)
C. difficilecytotoxic to colonic epithelial cells (bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain)
P. aeruginosainhibits elongation factor (EF2) --> inhibits protein translation (targets liver)


Question Answer
S. pyogenesgram+ coccus in chains; beta-hemolytic; bacitracin sensitive
S. agalactiaegram+ coccus; beta-hemolytic; bacitracin resistant
Enterococcusgram+ coccus; no hemolysis (normal colonic flora)
S. viridansgram+ coccus; alpha-hemolytic; optochin resistant; not bile soluble (normal oral flora)
S. pneumoniaegram+ coccus; alpha-hemolytic; optochin sensitive; bile soluble
S. aureusgram+ coccus in clusters; catalase +; coagulase +
S. epidermidisgram+ coccus in clusters; catalase +; coagulase -; novobiocin sensitive
S. saprophyticusgram+ coccus in clusters; catalase +; coagulase -; novobiocin resistant
B. anthracisgram+ rod; spore-forming; aerobic; non-motile
B. cereusgram+ rod; spore-forming; aerobic; motile
Clostridiumgram+ rod; spore-forming; anaerobic
Corynebacteriumgram+ rod; non spore-forming
Listeriagram+ rod; non spore-forming; tumbling motility
N. meningitisgram- coccus; maltose fermenter
N. gonorrhoaegram- coccus; matlose non-fermenter
H. influenzaegram- coccobacillus
Actinomycesgram+ rod; branching; has sulfur granules
Nocardiagram+ rod; branching; weakly acid fast
E. coligram- rod; fast lactose fermenter; motile
K. pneumoniaegram- rod; fast lacotse fermenter; non-motile
Proteusgram- rod; lactose non-fermenter; oxidase -
Shigellagram- rod; lactose non-fermenter; oxidase -; non-motile
Salmonellagram- rod; lactose non-fermenter; oxidase -; motile; produce H2S
V. choleraegram- comma-shaped rod; oxidase +
C. jejunigram- comma-shaped rod; oxidase +; grows at 42 degrees C
H. pylorigram- comma-shaped rod
Bacteroidesgram- rod; anaerobic; normal gut flora
Fusobacteriumgram- rod; anaerobic; normal oral flora
P. aeruginosagram- rod; aerobic; oxidase +
B. pertussisgram- coccobacillus
Legionellagram- rod; poorly-staining (use silver stain)
Chlamydiagram- rod; no peptidoglycan wall; obligate intracellular parasite
Rickettsiagram- rod; obligate intracellular parasite


Question Answer
Staphylococcus aureusImpetigo, cellulitis, SSS, folliculitis, abscesses, and nectrotizing fasciitis
S. pyogenesImpetigo, cellulitis, erysipelas, necrotizing fascitis, scarlet fever
S. pyogenesacute endocarditis
Clostridium perfringensgram positive, gas gangrene
Bacillus anthraxgram positive, cutaneous anthrax
Neisseria gonorrhoeaegram negative, neonatal conjunctivitis
Wolbachiagram negative, river blindess
Human herpes 3 or varicellachickenpox
Parovirus B19fifth disease
Human herpesvirus 6Roseola


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Streptococcus agalactiaegram positive, meningitis, most common neonatal
Streptococcus pneumoniaegram positive, meningitis
Listeria monocytogenesgram positive, meningitis
Cronobacter sakazakiigram negative, neonatal meningitis
E. coligram negative, neonatal meningitis
Haemophilus influenzaegram negative, meningitis
Neisseria meningitidismeningococcal meningitis
Herpes simplex 1 and 2encephalitis
JC virusprogressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Cryptococcus neoformansfungus, meningitis
Coccidoioides immitisfungus, meningitis
Acanthamoebaamoeba, meningoencephalitis
Naegleria fowleriamoeba, meningoencephalitis
Toxoplasma gondiiamoeba, subacute encephalitis
Trypanosoma bruceiamoeba, african sleeping sickness
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathiesprions
Mad cow diseaseprions
Toxoplasma gondiiobligate intracellular parasite


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Staphylococcus aureusacute endocarditis
Streptococcus pyogenesacute endocarditis
Streptococcus pneumoniaacute endocarditis
Yersinia pestisgram negative, plague
Francisella tularensisgrame negative, tularemia
Borrelia burgdorgerigram negative, lyme disease
Brucella abortus, suisgram negative, brucellosis
Coxiella burnetiigram negative, Q fever
Bartonella henselaegram negative, cat scratch disease
Bartonella quintanagram negative, trench fever
Neisseria gonorrhoeaegram negative, acute endocarditis
Epstein-Barr virusinfectious mononucleosis
Plasmodium falciparumamoeba, malaria
Trypanosoma cruziamoeba, chagas disease


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Streptococcus pneumoniaeotitis media, pneumonia
Streptococcus pyogenespharyngitis
Corynebacterium diphtheriaegram positive, diphtheria
Haemophilus influenzaegram negative, otitis media
Fusobacterium necrophorumgram negative, pharyngitis
Bordetella pertussisgram negative, whooping cough
Mycobacteriumgram negative, TB
Legionellagram negative, pneumonia
Mycoplasma pneumoniaeno cell wall, pneumonia
Pneumocystis jurovecifungi, pneumonia
Histoplasma capsulatumhistoplasmosis, fungus


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Clostridium difficileantibiotic associated diarrhea
Clostridium perfringensgram positive, food poisoning
Bacillus cereusgram positive, food poisoning
Streptococcus mutansdental caries
Streptococcus sobrinusdental caries
S. aureusfood poisoning
Campylobacter jejunigram negative, acute diarrhea
Helicobacter pylorigram negative, gastric ulcers, gastritis
E. coli O157:H7acute diarrhea and hemolytic syndrome
Salmonellaacute diarrhea, typhoid fever
Shigellaacute diarrhea, dysentery
Hepatitis A and Einfectious
Hepatitis Cserum
Entamoeba histolyticachronic diarrhea
Cryptosporidiumamoeba, acute diarrhea
Cyclosporaamoeba, chronic diarrhea
Giardia lambliaamoeba, chronic diarrhea
Enterotoxigenic E. colitraveler's diarrhea
Enteroinvasive E. colibacillary dysentery, protein expressed in cells
Enteropathogenic E colieffacement of gut surfaces
Enteroaggregative E colichronic diarrhea in kids and AIDS patients
Diffusely adherent E coliUTIs and diarrhea
Shiga toxinexotoxin
Cholera toxinenterotoxin
Diptheria toxinexotoxin
Botulinuman exotoxin from Clostridium (neurotoxin)
Tetanospasmexotoxin from tetanus (neurotoxin)


Question Answer
S. saprophyticusUTI
Group B strepneonatal disease
E. coliUTI
Leptospira interrogansgram negative spirochete, leptospirosis
Neisseria gonorrhoeaegonorrhea
Chlamydia trachomatisgram negative, chlamydia
Treponema pallidumgram negative spirochete, syphilis
Haemophilus ducreyigram negative, chancroid
Herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2genital herpes
Human papillomavirusesgenital warts
Poxvirusesmolluscum contagiosum
Candida albicansvaginitis


Question Answer
S. agalactiaeneonatal meningitis, pneumonia, sepsis
S. bovissubacute endocarditis
S. viridansdental caries, subacute bacterial endocarditis
S. pneumoniaepneumonia, meningitis (adults), sepsis
S. aureusImpetigo, cellulitis, SSS, folliculitis, abscesses, and nectrotizing fasciitis
S. aureus direct invasion mediatedpneumonia, meningitis, osteomyelitis (children), acute endocarditis, septic arthritis, skin infection, sepsis, UTI
S. epidermidisprosthetic joint infection
S. saprophyticusUTI
B. anthracispainless black ulcer on skin; pulmonary hemorrhage; abdominal pain/ bloody diarrhea
B. cereusfood poisoning
C. botulinumcranial nerve palsies, muscle weakness, respiratory paralysis
C. tetanimuscle spasm, lockjaw, risus sardonicus, respiratory paralysis
C. perfringensgas gangrene
C. difficilepseudomembranous colitis
C. diphtheriaesore throat (pseudomembrane); myocarditis (AV block); peripheral nerve palsy, cranial neuropathies
Listerianeonatal meningitis, pneumonia, sepsis
N. meningitidismeningitis (teens), DIC, waterhouse-friderichsen syndrome
Actinomycesoral/ facial abscesses
Nocardiapneumonia in immunocompromised
N gonorrhoaeurethritis, PID, bacteremia (septic arthritis, rash); ophthalmia neonatorum (1st 5 days after birth)
Moraxella catarrhalisotitis media (children)
E. colineonatal meningitis; UTI; hospital acquired pneumonia/ sepsis; diarrhea
K. pneumoniaepneumonia (necrosis, bloody sputum common in alcoholics)
ProteusUTI, bladder stones
Shigellabloody diarrhea
Salmonella typhityphoid fever (fever, abd pain, hepatosplenomegaly, rose spots on abdomen); gastroenteritis; osteomyelitis (HbS patients)
Y. enterocoliticagastroenteritis
V. choleraesevere rice-water diarrhea (no pus)
C. jejunibloody diarrhea
H. pyloriduodenal ulcers; chronic gastritis
BacteroidesGI tract, pelvic, lung abscesses
Fusobacteriumnecrotizing pneumonia, periodontal abscess, abdominal abscess, otitis media
Pseudomonasburn infection, hot tub folliculitis, endocarditis, pneumonia, sepsis, malignant otitis externa, UTI, diabetic osteomyelitis
Burkholderiahospital acquired pneumonia (CF, chronic granulomatous disease)
Stenotrophomonashospital acquired pneumonia (respirator patients)
Acinetobacterhospital acquired pneumonia, UTI
H. influenzae type Bmeningitis (children), acute epiglottitis, septic arthritis (infants), sepsis, pneumonia
H. influenzae nontypeableotitis media, sinusitis
H. ducreyichancroid
Gardnerellabacterial vaginitis (fishy smell)
B. pertussislow grade fever, runny nose --> intense cough with whoop
Legionellapontiac fever (headache, myalgias, fatigue); legionnaire's disease (pneumonia, fever, cough)
Y. pestishot, swollen lymph nodes, high fever, conjunctivitis; sepsis, pneumonia (bubonic plague)
Francisellatularemia (ulceroglandular, pneumonia, oculoglandular)
Brucellaundulant fever
Borrelia recurrentisrecurrent fever
BartonellaCat scratch fever
Chlamydia trachomatis; types A-Cconjunctivitis, corneal scarring, blindness
Chlamydia trachomatis; types D-Kurethritis, cervicitis, PID, epididymitis, prostatitis
Chlamydia trachomatis; types L1-L3lymphogranuloma venereum
Chlamydia pneumoniaeatypical pneumonia
R. rickettsiifever, conjunctival injection, severe headache, rash (wrists, ankles --> generalized)
R. prowazekiiepidemic typhus (fever, headache, rash, delirium, extremity gangrene)
R. typhiendemic typhus (fever, headache, rash)
Coxiella burnetiiQ fever (headache, atypical pneumonia)
Borrelia burgdorferiLyme disease (erythema chronicum migrans --> Bell's palsy, peripheral neuropathy; heart block; arthritis --> chronic arthritis, encephalopathy)
Leptospiraflu-like symptoms; Weil's disease (renal failure, hepatitis-jaundice, hemorrhage)

Virulence Factors

Question Answer
S. pyogenesM-protein (adherence, anti-phagocytic, antigenic); tissue invasive toxins
S. pneumoniaecapsule
S. epidermidisbiofilm
B. anthracisprotein capsule
N. meningitidiscapsule, IgA protease, pili
N. gonorrhoaepili (antigenic variation); IgA protease
E. colipili, capsule (K-antigen)
K. pneumoniaecapsule
Streptococcus pyogenesgram positive cocci, Group A, and beta hemolytic
C. perfringensalpha toxin
H. pyloriurease
H. influenzaecapsule, IgA protease
B. pertussiscapsule, pili
Chlamydia trachomatiselementary body (infective); reticulate body (reproductive)


Question Answer
S. saprophyticusvancomycin
B. cereusno treatment (toxin only)
C. botulinumantitoxin
C. tetaniantitoxin, vaccine
N. meningitidisvaccine; rifampin prophylxis in close contacts
H. pylorimetronidazole + bismuth + tetracycline/ amoxicillin
Bacteroidesmetronidazole, clindamycin
Chlamydiadoxycycline (adults); erythromycin (children, pregnancy)
mycobacterium tuberculosisisoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, streptomycin

Culture Media

Question Answer
Corynebacteriumtellurite plate, Loeffler's media (methylene blue stain)
E. coliMacConkey's agar (pink); eosin-mthylene blue agar (blue-black)
N. gonorrhoeaeThayer-Martin media (Vancomycin, Polymyxin, Nystatin)
V. choleraealkaline media
C. jejunigrow media at 42 degrees C
H. influenzachocolate agar with factor V, factor X
B. pertussispotato agar
Legionellacharcoal-yeast extract with Fe, cysteine
M. tuberculosisLowenstein-Jensen agar
M. pneumoniaeEaton's agar
Fungisabouraud's agar


Question Answer
Legionellawater sources (A/C)
Y. pestisflea bite, rodents, prairie dogs
Y. entercoliticaunpasteurized milk
Borrelia burgdorferiIxodes tick
Borrelia recurrentishuman body louse
Pasteurellacats, dogs
Bartonellacat scratch
Coxiella burnetiicattle, sheep, goats
Rickettsia rickettsiaetick