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    Cool Microbiolology Mnemonics

    (1)Capsulated pathogenic organisms are

    Some Killers Have Pretty Nice Capsules

    S Streptococcus pneumoniae
    K Klebsiella pneumoniae
    H Haemophilus influenzae
    P Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    N Neisseria meningitidis
    C Cryptococcus neoformans
    (2)Remeber... All bacilli are gram negative except "L.DATTA"

    L - Listeria

    D - Diphtheria
    A - Actinomycetes
    T - Tetani Clostridium
    T - TB Mycobatcterium
    A - Anthrax bacillus
    a lots of pharma,micro mnemonics with me.i will upgrade them step by step

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    Cool micro mnemonics-2

    1.ENDOTOXIN:
    Endothelial cells/ Edema
    Negative (gram- bacteria)
    DIC/ Death
    Outer membrane
    TNF
    O-antigen
    X-tremely heat stable
    IL-1
    Nitric oxide/ Neutrophil chemotaxis
    2.Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis: classic presentation
    "Sore throat, Face bloat, Pi$$ coke":
    Sore throat: 1 week ago
    Face bloat: facial edema
    Pi$$ coke: coke-coloured urine
    · Alternatively, short version: "Throat, bloat and coke".
    3.Staphylococcus aureus: diseases caused
    SOFT PAINS:
    Skin infections
    Osteomyelitis
    Food poisoning
    Toxic shock syndrome
    Pneumonia
    Acute endocarditis
    Infective arthritis
    Necrotizing fasciitis
    Sepsis
    4.Food poisoning: bugs inducing
    "Eating Contaminated Stuff Causes Very Big Smelly Vomit":
    E. coli O157-H7 [undercooked meat, esp. hamburgers]
    Clostridium botulinum [canned foods]
    Salmonella [poultry, meat, eggs]
    Vibrio parahaemolyticus [seafood]
    Bacillus cereus [reheated rice]
    Staphylococcus aureus [meats, mayo, custard]
    Clostridium perfringens [reheated meat]
    Vibrio vulnificus [seafood]
    5.Streptococcus pyogenes: virulence factors
    SMASHED:
    Streptolysins
    M protein
    Anti-C5a peptidase
    Streptokinase
    Hyaluronidase
    Exotoxin
    DNAses
    6.Streptococcus pyogenes: diseases caused
    NIPPLES:
    Necrotising fasciitis and myositis
    Impetigo
    Pharyngitis
    Pneumonia
    Lymphangitis
    Erysipelas and cellulitis
    Scarlet fever/ Streptococcal TSS
    7.Endocarditis: lab results suggesting it
    "High Tech Lab Results Point At Endocarditis":
    Hematuria
    Thrombocytopenia
    Leukocytosis, -penia
    Red blood cell casta
    Proteinuria
    Anemia
    Elevated ESR
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    Default Eggs that float in Saturated Saline

    Remember, "I HATE fertilised eggs"

    Hymenolepis nana and Hookworm
    Ascaris lumbricoides
    Trichuris trichura
    Enterobius vermicularis

    So the fertilised eggs of all the above float in saturated saline. Everything else sinks.
    Astalavista Baby !

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    Clostridium difficile: disease caused
    "Difficult to be in a Closet with someone having explosive foul smelling diarrhea, because it would smell and there would be no air in there.
    Clostridium Difficile causes explosive foul smelling diarrhea and is an anaeorbe (no air).
    Trichomaniasis: features
    · 5 F's:
    Flagella
    Frothy discharge
    Fishy odor (sometimes)
    Fornication (STD)
    Flagyl (metronidazole) Rx
    Nematodes: ones spreading by egg ingestion
    "ATE eggs":
    Ascaris Lumbricoides
    Trichuris trichuira
    Enterobius vermicularis
    spread by ingestion of eggs (vs skin invasion or insect bite)
    Food poisoning: bugs inducing
    "Eating Contaminated Stuff Causes Very Bad Smelly Vomit":
    E. coli O157-H7 [undercooked meat, esp. hamburgers]
    Clostridium botulinum [canned foods]
    Salmonella [poultry, meat, eggs]
    Vibrio parahaemolyticus [seafood]
    Bacillus cereus [reheated rice]
    Staphylococcus aureus [meats, mayo, custard]
    Clostridium perfringens [reheated meat]
    Vibrio vulnificus [seafood]
    Meningitis: risk factors
    "Can Induce Severe Attacks Of Head PAINS":
    Cancer
    Immunocompromised state
    Sinusitis
    Age extremes
    Otitis
    Head trauma
    Parameningeal infection
    Alcoholism
    Infections (systemic, esp. respiratory)
    Neurosurgical procedures
    Splenectomy
    Influenza infection: clinical manifestations
    "Having Flu Symptoms Can Make Moaning Children A Nightmare":
    Headache
    Fever
    Sore throat
    Chills
    Myalgias
    Malaise
    Cough
    Anorexia
    Nasal congestion
    Toxoplasma gondii: manifestations
    "My Cat Eats Mice":
    Mononucleosis-like illness
    Chorioretinits/ Congenital infection
    Encephalitis
    Myocarditis
    Urease positive organisms
    PUNCH:
    Proteus (leads to alkaline urine)
    Ureaplasma (renal calculi)
    Nocardia
    Cryptoccocus (the fungus)
    Helicobacter pylori
    AIDS pathogens (T-cell suppression) worth knowing
    "The Major Pathogens Concerning Complete T-Cell Collapse":
    Toxoplasma gondii
    M. avium intracellulare
    Pneumocystis carinii
    Candida albicans
    Cryptococcus neoformans
    Tuberculosis
    CMV
    Cryptosporidium parvum
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    Cool Microbilology Mnemonics

    different tricks to remember blot techniques
    South in Gujarati is DAXIN...simple...Southern blot is for DNA
    West in Gujarati is PASCHIM...so...Western Blot is for Protein
    and Northern is simply for M RNA(just to remember N with M)

    its how they eat
    north -roti - rna
    south -dosa - dna
    west -pizza - protein
    BACILLUS
    Bombs Make PAGes
    Bombs-for Bacillus............Bamboo stick appearance
    Make-Macdyean reaction
    P-PLET medium
    A-Agar medium[medusa head]
    Ge-Gelatin stab
    S-Solid medium....String in pearls reaction.......!!!!
    Neisseria Meningitidis
    Loafers Eat BMTC ticket Of Mahatma Gandhi in Chennai
    L-Lenticular colonies
    E-Exacting growth requirements
    B-blood agar[weak hemolysis]
    M-Muellar hinton agar
    T-Thayer martin agar
    C-Chocolate agar
    O-Oxidase positive
    MG-utilize Glucose and Maltose
    C-Catalase positive
    PSEUDOMONAS pathogenecity
    Remember "PSEUDOMONAS" for memorise pathogenesity of pseudomonas infection

    P= pulmonary infection
    S= septicemia
    E= eye infection; endocarditis
    U= UTI
    D= (dermatological)Ecthyma gangrenosum
    O= otitis media
    M= meningitis
    o= --------
    N= nail bed infection
    A= B= burns & bed sore
    S= sepsis
    PATCH for sterile pyuria
    P- Pregnancy,Prostatitis
    A-acute febrile illness,atypical mycobacteriae
    T-TB,Trauma,Transplant rejection,Treated UTI
    C-Corticosteroid use ,cyclophosphamide
    H-H.influenza infection
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    Encephalitis: differential
    HE'S LATIN AMERICAN:
    Herpesviridae
    Enteroviridae (esp. Polio)
    Slow viruses (esp. JC, prions)
    Syphilis
    Legionella/ Lyme disease/ Lymphocytic meningoencephalitis
    Aspergillus
    Toxoplasmosis
    Intracranial pressure
    Neisseria meningitidis
    Arboviridae
    Measles/ Mumps/ Mycobacterium tuberculosis/ Mucor
    E. coli
    Rabies/ Rubella
    Idiopathic
    Cryptococcus/ Candida
    Abscess
    Neoplasm/ Neurocysticercosis
    · Neurocysticercosis should be assumed with recent Latin American immigrant patient unless proven otherwise.

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    thanks alap,nucleuskore,oodesh for the very informative mneumonics

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    Thanks!!really ur efforts r fruitfull 4 us..keep posting..

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    Smile C/F of pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii

    A-Alveolar wall thickening;foamy hyaline exudate rich in lymphocytes and plasma cells.
    B-Breathlessness
    C-Cyanosis
    D-Dry cough
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    Question AIDS pathogens!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alap View Post
    Clostridium difficile: disease caused


    Trichomaniasis: features


    Nematodes: ones spreading by egg ingestion


    Food poisoning: bugs inducing


    Meningitis: risk factors


    Influenza infection: clinical manifestations


    Toxoplasma gondii: manifestations


    Urease positive organisms


    AIDS pathogens (T-cell suppression) worth knowing
    the bit of AIDS pathogens is not clear! u mean microorg. which make T-c supression?

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