012-Fusobacterium necrophorum

Course # DL-012 - Fusobacterium necrophorum

by James I. Mangels, MA, CLS, MT(ASCP) Consultant Microbiology Services Santa Rosa, CA

Approved for 3.0 CE
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate


Fusobacterium necrophorum is a Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, nonmotile, obligately anaerobic (requires strict anaerobic conditions for growth), pleomorphic (varies in size and shape) bacterium.


At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. outline the history of Fusobacterium necrophorum infection
  2. discuss the various types of infections caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum
  3. explain the pathogenicity factors of F. necrophorum
  4. outline the clinical features of Lemierre's disease caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum
  5. explain how Fusobacterium necrophorum is identified
  6. state methods to recover Fusobacterium necrophorum
  7. outline methods of treatment of Fusobacterium necrophorum infection

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