Disease Information for Bacteroides melaninogenicus

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Clinical Manifestations
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Bacillus/rods on smear
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Anaerobes/unusual bacteria (category)
AGENT/Anaerobic bacteria (ex)
AGENT/Gram negative rods (ex)
AGENT/Gram positive bacillus/rods (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amoxicillin (Amoxil)
RX/Penicillin
Definition

A species of gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria originally classified within the BACTEROIDES genus. This bacterium has been isolated from the mouth, urine, feces, and infections of the mouth, soft tissue, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, and intestinal tract. It is pathogenic, but usually in association with other kinds of organisms.

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