Gram Negative Bacilli



- Characteristics of Gm Neg Bacteria:
    - cell membrane does not retain crystal-violet indium dye after an alcohol rinse but does retain safrinin O counterstain;
    - lipopolysaccharide is a cell membrane endotoxin which is associated w/ the clinical effects of gm negative sepsis;

- Enteric Gm Neg Bacilli:
    - Bacteroides fragilis
    - Citrobacter diversus
    - Enterobacteriaceae
    - Escherichia coli
    - Klebsiella Pneumoniae  
    - Proteus mirabilis
    - Salmonella typhi
    - Serratia        

- Non Enteric Gm Neg Bacilli:
    - Eikenella corrodens
    - H. influenza
    - Legionella pneumophila
    - Pasteurella multocida  
    - Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    - Acinetobacter anitratus
    - Vibrio



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:35 pm