Must know Gram positive bacterial pathogens for medical and pathology registrars/residents

By focusing your study on these organisms first, you will gain knowledge that is generalisable across most less common pathogens and diseases. Be systematic in your study – see proforma.  Future postings will provide background on key emerging issues with each species

  • Staphylococcus aureus  (methicillin – susceptible and methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-resistant)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae 
  • Streptococcus pyogenes and other betahaemolytic streptococci (groups B, C and G)
  • Streptococcus ‘Viridans’ species including Strep. Milleri group
  • Enterococcus species (vancomycin-susceptible and resistant)
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium leprae

See also ORGANISM knowledge proforma.

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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