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Equinus are still classified as streptococci. Bacteroides fragilis). A clinical pearl is that if a Streptococcus intermedius group bacteria grows in the blood you should suspect that there is an abscess hiding in an organ and you 26 CHAPTER 4. STREPTOCOCCI Figure 4-6 Enterococcus (faecalis and faecium) ciprofloxacin, chloramphenicol, and doxycycline. A newer class of drugs, the pristinomycins, may also be used: dalfopristin (Synercid) + quinupristin (RP 59500). These cause painful arthralgias in 2% and venous irritation (less with a central line) in 5%.

As this anaerobic organism grows, it releases its battery of exotoxin enzymes (see Fig. 2-8), causing further tissue destruction. Clinically, there are 2 classes of infection with Clostridium perfringens: 1) Cellulitis/wound infection: Necrotic skin is exposed to Clostridium perfringens, which grows and damages local tissue. Palpation reveals a moist, spongy, crackling consistency to the skin due to pockets of gas; this is called crepitus. 2) Clostridial myonecrosis: Clostridium perfringens, inoculated with trauma into muscle, secretes exotoxins that destroy adjacent muscle.

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