Salmonella and Shigella species are almost made to be confused—two bacterial infections in the Enterobacteriaceae family that are spread by food and dirty conditions, cause gastroenteritis, and start with S! To make matters more confusing, they look similar on microscopy. While they are more common in developing communities, they are also seen in the United States. Here, we will give you the tools to keep these bugs and their presentations straight.
After listening to this AudioBrick, you should be able to:
- Differentiate the microscopic and growth characteristics and habitat of Salmonella typhi, Salmonella spp other than S typhi, and Shigella.
- Describe the host (risk) factors, mode of transmission, and pathobiology of diseases caused by these organisms.
- Describe the clinical manifestations of diseases caused by these organisms.
- Discuss concerns of antibiotic resistance related to these organisms.