SALM Chrom agar for stool culture
SALM Chrom agar for stool culture

Best Culture Media for Stool or Faeces.

As a medical scientist, I have used chrom/chromogenic agar, which seems to be the best culture media for stool to detect and isolate Salmonella species like Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi. HOW DOES CHROMAGAR WORK Chrom agar works by identifying bacteria by specific colour. This colour is as a result of complex interaction between the bacteria and the constituent of the media that leads to the production of a specific colour. In this case, purple/mauve. SALM Chrom Agar For stool culture, there is a particular chrom…

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Measles

  • Post category:Virology

Understanding Measles: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment Measles, or rubeola, is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to serious complications. This blog post will explore the symptoms, prevention, and treatment options for measles to help raise awareness about this preventable disease. What is Measles? Measles is caused by the measles virus, which is spread through respiratory droplets from an infected person. The virus can survive in the air and on surfaces for several hours, making it highly contagious. Once contracted, the virus infects the…

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Bloody urine and its implications

Bloody urine, also known as hematuria, can be a concerning symptom that may indicate an underlying health issue. While it is crucial to seek medical attention if you notice blood in your urine, it’s also helpful to understand the potential causes and implications of this condition. What is Bloody Urine? Bloody urine is a condition characterised by the presence of red blood cells in the urine, giving it a pink, red, or dark brown colour. It can be visible to the naked eye or only…

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Sputum

Sputum is a mixture of saliva and mucus produced in the respiratory system, particularly in the lungs and the lower respiratory tract. The term “normal flora” refers to microorganisms typically found in a specific anatomical location in the body without causing disease. In the case of sputum, the normal flora consists of various microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, which generally reside in the respiratory tract. Components of Sputum Normal Flora Bacteria: The normal bacterial flora in the respiratory tract includes species such as Streptococcus pneumoniae,…

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Understanding Candida Albicans: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

  • Post category:Mycology

Candida albicans, a type of yeast, is a microorganism that naturally resides in the human body. While it typically exists in balance with other microorganisms in the gut and on the skin, an overgrowth of Candida albicans can lead to infections and health complications. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of Candida albicans infections. What is Candida Albicans? Candida albicans is a species of yeast that is commonly found in the mouth, digestive tract, and genital area. Under normal…

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Salmonella

Salmonella Salmonellae are motile gram-negative bacilli that infect or colonize humans, causing a number of clinical infections with different clinical features like gastroenteritis, enteric fever, bacteremia, and a chronic carrier state. Enteric fever is caused by Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi, while other strains of Salmonella are known as nontyphoidal strains. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of Salmonella infection and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patients with this condition. Objectives: Identify the etiology of Salmonella infection. Describe…

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