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Bacteria Guess the opportunistic pathogen

which of the following species of microbes is found only as opportunistic pathogen?

a. propionibacterium
b. bacteroides
c. pseudomonas
d. fusobacterium
e. clostridium
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Idea! c. pseudomonas

c. pseudomonas
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really? even UTIs caused by pseudomonas are considered opportunistic? I know bacteroides is considered opportunistic sometimes as well
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Idea! According to this !

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really? even utis caused by pseudomonas are considered opportunistic? I know bacteroides is considered opportunistic sometimes as well


According to this !

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According to this !
Hmm - you're right, I was just confused because it says "only found as an opportunistic pathogen" - The list from Wiki is a little confusing though, as it lists Staph aureus - definitely not something you think of as only an opportunistic pathogen.

In my head i associate pseudomonas with burns, cystic fibrosis and hot tub folliculitis mainly - it also causes UTIs and to some small extent skin infections in IV drug users but I didn't really think of it as an opportunistic pathogen till now.

Thanks!! It's a good question - i've been ignoring my micro for a while so it made me think about it again

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a. propionibacterium
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Uhmm - doesn't that cause acne? Propionibacterium doesn't quite sound right. Why do you think this?

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I would go with pseudomonas too. What's the answer Seetal?
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Default yes pseudomonas

u're ryte guys. its pseudomonas.

that little chart up there of all opportunistic organisms is really helpful. in terms of the gram + cocci i think its because it presents with advanced symptoms in the young and elderly and IC ptts so its one of the opportunistics organisms. wont u agree?
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Default Fusobacterium - capsule?

By the way... Does Fusobacterium contain a capsule? Kaplan says no.
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u're ryte guys. its pseudomonas.

that little chart up there of all opportunistic organisms is really helpful. in terms of the gram + cocci i think its because it presents with advanced symptoms in the young and elderly and IC ptts so its one of the opportunistics organisms. wont u agree?
Where did you get the question from? I am a little skeptical as to whether or not it is solely opportunistic.
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Where did you get the question from? I am a little skeptical as to whether or not it is solely opportunistic.
I'm with Valkoff on this one. I wouldn't consider every Pseudomonas infection as an opportunistic one.

@Seetal: could you please provide the source?
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Default none of the above

I hit Micro KNL and to be honest none of the given options is correct..
Any other opinions guys?
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