Corynebacterium Diphtheriae

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  • Corynebacterium Diphtheriae

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    Corynebacterium Diphtheriae Life History: Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the microbial causative agent of diphtheria; however, it is the exotoxin produced by pathogenic strains of the bacteria that cause the symptoms of the disease. Non-pathogenic strains are normal inhabitants of the oral cavity and lack the bacteriophage DNA to produce exotoxin. Pathogenic C. diphtheriae can localize in different parts of the body, including the nasal cavity, the naso-pharynx, the larynx, and the skin. Depending

  • Diphtheria (corynebacterium Diphtheriae)

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    Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) Corynebacteria are Gram-positive, aerobic, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria related to the Actinomycetes. They do not form spores or branch as do the actinomycetes, but they have the characteristic of forming irregular shaped, club-shaped or V-shaped arrangements in normal growth. They undergo snapping movements just after cell division which brings them into characteristic arrangements resembling Chinese letters. The genus Corynebacterium consists of a diverse

  • Diptheria

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    Diphtheria Introduction Diphtheria is a bacterial disease caused by the pathogen Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria is a respiratory disease and can be a skin infection, but this is less common. The Corynebacterium diphtheriae multiply on the lining of the throat, nose or larynx, from here they divide and excrete a poisonous toxin. The bacteria and toxin destroy the lining of the throat, and a thick coating is formed and then the patient will develop serious inflammation of the throat. The