Chapter 95: Anaerobic Infections

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DEFINITIONS

  • Obligate anaerobes: killed in the presence of ≥0.5% oxygen
  • Aerotolerant organisms: can tolerate the presence of oxygen but cannot use it for growth
  • Facultative anaerobes: can grow in the presence or absence of oxygen

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DEFINITIONS

  • Obligate anaerobes: killed in the presence of ≥0.5% oxygen
  • Aerotolerant organisms: can tolerate the presence of oxygen but cannot use it for growth
  • Facultative anaerobes: can grow in the presence or absence of oxygen

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