Must know Gram negative pathogens for medicine 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.

  • Enterobacteriaceae : E. coli, Klebsiella sp, Proteus sp, Enterobacter sp,  Salmonella sp, Shigella sp.
  • Vibrio sp.
  • Neisseriaceae : Neisseria gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis 
  • Haemophilus influenzae including type B
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Campylobacter sp. and Helicobacter sp.
  • Bordetella pertussis

See also ORGANISM knowledge proforma.

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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