Sunday, May 30, 2010

Encapsulated Organisms

The mnemonic in the Kaplan Lecture Notes is better than the one in First Aid. Here it is: Some Killers Have Pretty Nice Capsules
  1. Streptococcus pneumoniae
  2. Klebsiella
  3. Haemophilus influenzae
  4. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  5. Neisseria meningitidis
  6. Cryptococcus neoformans
 There are some others (not as important) including:
  1. some E. coli
  2. Streptococcus agalactiae
  3. Yersinia pestis (F1 envelope)

3 comments:

  1. Yes-sir, Some Killers Have Pretty Nice Bodies/Capsules
    Yersinia
    Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Klebsiella
    Heamophilus influenzae
    Pseudomonias aeruiginosa
    Neisseria meningitidis
    B group Strep (agalactiae)
    Cryptococcus neoformans

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  2. Some Nasty Killers Have Some Pretty Big Evil capsules
    Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Neisseria meningitidis
    Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Haemophilus influenzae
    Salmonella
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    B group strep (Strep. agalactiae)
    E. coli

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  3. Some 5 Killers Have Pretty Nice Capsules, End Your BS!
    S- S. aureus/pyogenes/agalactiae/pneumoniae and Salmonella
    K- Klebsiella pneumoniae
    H- Haemophilus influenzae
    P- Pseudomona
    N- Neisserias (both actually)
    C- Campylobacter fetus and Cryptococcus
    ,
    E- E.coli
    Y-Yersinia Pestis
    Bs- Bacillus

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