HIGH YIELD FACTS ON EACH BACTERIAL ORGANISM

Click on each of the organisms below to navigate to a page dedicated to the high yield facts that you should know about each organism, such as gram staining properties, diseases it causes, virulence factors and more (great for board studying). I will be constantly adding more facts as I continue through residency and doing more practice questions. If you have some factoids that you would like to contribute, please email me and I would be happy to add them.

  • Neisseria species

  • Staphylococcus species

    • S. aureus

    • S. epidermidis

    • S. saprophyticus

    • S. haemolyticus

    • S. lugdunensis​​

    • DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS (also discussed):

      • Streptococcus species

      • Micrococcus species

      • Rothia mucilaginosa

  • Streptococcus species

    • Enterococcus

    • Group A Strep (S. pyogenes)

    • Group B Strep (S. agalactiae)

    • Group D Strep (S. bovis/S. gallolyticus)

    • S. pneumoniae

    • Viridans Strep

    • DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS (also discussed):

      • Aerococcus

      • Gemella

      • Leuconostoc

      • "Nutritionally deficient Strep"- Abiotrophia & Granulicatella

      • Pediococcus

      • Staphylococcus species

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