Anaerobic Bacteria

Selected Topics

  • Dwight W. LambeJr.
  • Robert J. Genco
  • K. J. Mayberry-Carson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction. Selected Clinical Laboratory Topics and Identification

  3. Pathogenicity of Anaerobes

    1. Sabine Lauwers
      Pages 69-75
    2. Dan Danielsson
      Pages 77-84
    3. Ronald Lee Nichols, Joseph LoCicero III
      Pages 85-92
    4. Jørgen Slots, Ernest Hausmann, Christian Mouton, Lance F. Ortman, Paulette G. Hammond, Robert J. Genco
      Pages 109-121
    5. A. B. Onderdonk, D. L. Kasper, B. J. Mansheim, T. J. Louie, S. L. Gorbach, J. G. Bartlett
      Pages 123-140
  4. Serology of Anaerobes

    1. Dwight W. Lambe Jr.
      Pages 141-153
    2. Dennis L. Kasper, Andrew B. Onderdonk, B. Frank Polk, John G. Bartlett
      Pages 173-192
    3. George E. Kenny, Betsy L. Williams
      Pages 193-203
    4. Cecil S. Cummins
      Pages 205-221
  5. Immune Response to Anaerobic Infections

    1. Joseph Silva, Rodney Lusk, Robert Fekety, Kenneth Wilson, Donald Batts, David Mason et al.
      Pages 257-275
    2. Robert J. Genco, Jørgen Slots, Christian Mouton, P. Murray
      Pages 277-293
    3. Joseph Silva Jr.
      Pages 295-301
    4. Dan Danielsson
      Pages 303-306
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book


A symposium seems an appropriate vehicle to review recent, as well as new, data on important topics. It is therefore our goal to present a symposium on selected topics of importance every three years. Some topics will be updated and new topics will be presented. A vast amount of information has been accumulated over the past ten years on the significance of anaerobic bacteria in infectious diseases. This symposium was organized to discuss laboratory aspects, normal flora, pathogenicity, serology, and the patients' immune re­ sponse to anaerobic infection. Important imformation on the patients' immune response and serology of anaerobes which has accumulated over the last few years made these topics an important part of the sympo­ sium. Development of serological diagnostic tests undoubtedly will provide quicker and less expensive identification of certain anaerobic species in the future. Utilization of the patients' immune response to anaerobic septicemia has the potential of providing a diagnosis of the causative agent within 24 hours after onset of symptoms. The development of such diagnostic methods and the use of these methods in the clinical laboratory in the future would provide rapid diag­ nostic information to the clinician on these life-threatening infec­ tions. Campylobacter was included in the symposium to emphasize the important role of this organism in human acute gastroenteritis. The pathogenesis of Campylobacter in gastroenteritis has been recognized in certain European countries since 1972, although we have recognized the importance of Campylobacter gastroenteritis in the United States only within the past two years.


antibiotic antigen bacteria infection infectious disease pathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Dwight W. LambeJr.
    • 1
  • Robert J. Genco
    • 2
  • K. J. Mayberry-Carson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology College of MedicineEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral BiologyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.East Tenessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA

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