J. Glenn Morris, Author at Clinical Advisor

J. Glenn Morris

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Other Yersinia species isolated from humans

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Yersinia frederiksenii Yersinia intermedia Yersinia kristensenii Yersinia bercovieri Yersinia mollaretii Yersinia rohdei All are Gram-negative coccobacilli, and are members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. What is the best treatment? These species are generally associated with mild diarrhea, particularly in children. In such cases, the primary…

Yersinia enterocolitica

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Yersinia enterocolitica – A Gram-negative coccobacillus in the family Enterobacteriaceae. What is the best treatment? Fluoroquinolones are the drugs of choice for Y. enterocolitica infections, based on clinical observations and in vitro antimicrobial resistance studies. Third generation cephalosporins, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and aminoglycosides also appear to…

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Yersinia pseudotuberculosis – A gram-negative coccobacillus in the family Enterobacteriaceae What is the best treatment? Fluoroquinolones are the drugs of choice for Y. pseudotuberculosis infections, based on animal studies and in vitro antimicrobial resistance determinations. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and aminoglycosides may also have utility in therapy.…

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