Bacteria Aerobic Anaerobic
Anaerobes Can Tolerate Small Amount of Oxygen
Appropriate site should be chosen for anaerobic bacteria culture. Avoid swabs in specimen collection and lessen any further infection. Even cotton fibres may contain anaerobes. Specimens must be plated quickly into culture media for preventing further risk. But problem still arises in identifying anaerobes. Contamination-free specimen remains the safest and towering idea.
It is must to understand various bacterial forms for better assessment of symptoms and diagnosis. Organisms growing without oxygen are facultative anaerobes. Researchers apply unique procedure to obtain specimen for anaerobic culture. Culturing methodologies are practiced solely to ensure organisms are kept away from oxygen. Unique methodologies are followed in anaerobic bacterial cultures meant for identifying bacteria that are capable to grow without oxygen. The only motive is to search bacteria which don’t infect humans.
Correct identification of anaerobic pathogens and developing beneficial antibiotic treatment is possible only through proper culturing process.
Healthcare professionals always look for some experiments. But in the case of bacterial evaluation they can’t follow unethical practices. They should obtain samples for culture by using aseptic technique to get better opinion. Commonly found on mucous membranes and vaginal regions or oral cavities anaerobes remain highly terminating. Specimen must be collected with utmost care for culturing. Throat or vaginal swabs are best options. Culturing of anaerobes helps in finding susceptible infections. Abscesses, bites, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, deep wounds and dead tissues are practically fitting for specimen.
Culturing Precautions: Whenever culturing is given green signal and samples are collected precaution must implied. Protection from oxygen during sample collection and transporting to laboratory is mandatory. Anaerobic infections may bring serious consequences if approach is lax. Mere overlooking or killing aerobic anaerobic through exposure to oxygen result into several serious consequences like amputation, organ failure, sepsis, meningitis or death in extreme cases.
Placement Of Anaerobes: Usually anaerobes reside in specific portions of body. Problem arises and become serious when anaerobes get access to normally sterile body fluids or deep tissues that haven’t been oxygenated properly. Anaerobes also stay in crevices of skin, nose, mouth, throat, intestine and vagina. Doctors suggest utmost care when there is injury to tissue cuts and puncture wounds etc. Mucous membranes provide room to anaerobes to enter into such sterile portions of body. This can be a major reason of anaerobic infection.
Spores in normal sterile site are also vulnerable to anaerobic infections. Remain away from spore-producing anaerobes which live in soil and water. Spores connect them with wounds and punctures in certain areas of body. People having immunosuppressed symptoms may also face hijacking by anaerobic infections. They can be exposed to antibiotics and those with decaying tissue injuries on or near mucous membrane, particularly those sites having foul-smell remain in the high risk zone for anaerobe attack.