What is API Coryne?

What is API Coryne?

API Coryne – 24-hour identification of Corynebacteria and coryne-like organisms. API Listeria – 24-hour identification of all Listeria species.

What is the treatment for Erysipelothrix?

Penicillin is the drug of choice for all forms of Erysipelothrix infection. Localized cutaneous infections usually resolve spontaneously within 3-4 weeks, although treatment accelerates healing. For localized infections, oral therapy for 7 days with penicillin V (500 mg every 6 hours) should be administered.

How do you identify Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae?

Identification. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae may be presumptively identified by catalase and oxidase testing (both of which are negative) and H2S production which can be demonstrated with Kligler’s iron agar or triple sugar iron (TSI) agar.

Is Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae spore forming?

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a facultative, non-spore-forming, non-acid-fast, small, Gram-positive bacillus.

What does api20e identify and differentiate?

API (Analytical Profile Index) 20E is a biochemical panel for identification and differentiation of members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. It is hence a well-established method for manual microorganism identification to the species level.

What disease is caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae?

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a pleomorphic, nonsporulating gram-positive bacillus. It causes three major forms of disease in humans: erysipeloid (localized cutaneous infection), diffuse cutaneous infection, and systemic infection (bacteremia with or without endocarditis).

Is Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae gram negative?

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a gram-positive, nonsporulating, rod-shaped bacterium that is widely distributed in nature and has primarily been seen as a veterinary pathogen (2, 3, 6, 7).

What is API 20E test?

This API-20E test strip (from bioMerieux, Inc.) is used to identify the enteric gram negative rods (although API makes a variety of other test strips for yeast, Staph, anaerobes, etc.) 20 separate test compartments are on the strip, all dehydrated. A bacterial suspension is used to rehydrate each of the wells.