Microbiology Mnemonics Collection for Students Collection of medical microbiology mnemonics for medical students including bacteriology, mycology , virology and parasitology.These are collected from various offline and online sources including text books.If you know any other microbiology mnemonics please share via comments.
Flavivirus: Diseases caused ” W.D JOY ” West nile fever Dengue Japanese B encephaliis Omsk hemorrhagic fever (OHF) Yellow fever Think: WeeDs of JOY!
Picorna viridae: members PEECoRnA (Picorna is
Intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies ” BiG HeN ” Bollinger bodies- Fowlpox [image:744 align=right width=200] Guarineri bodies- Vaccinia/ variola Henderson patterson bodies- Molluscum contagiosum Negri bodies- Rabies
Vibrio cholerae: reactions ” COINS ” The biochemical reactions which help to differentiate vibrio cholera are Catalase +ve Oxidase +ve Indole +ve Nitrates reduced to nitrites and Sucrose fermentation
Streptococcus pneumoniae: diseases caused COMPS:
Influenza infection: clinical manifestations “Having
Flu Symptoms Can Make Moaning Children
UTI-causing microorganisms KEEPS:
Enterococcus faecalis/ Enterobacter cloacae
Pseudomonas aeroginosa/ Proteus mirabilis
Staphylococcus saprophyticcus/ Serratia marcescens
Psedomonas aeruginosa: features AERUGINOSA:
UTIs, burns, injuries
Odor of grapes
Slime capsule sometimes (in CF pt)
Gram staining: mechanism “Murein gets the red out” [Allusion
to an old eye-wash slogan]:
Peptidoglycan (aka murein) remains purple during Gram staining. The Gram
negatives, devoid of murein, are red.
Thus, murein prevents redness and are purple (positive).
Entameoba histolytica:disease caused, action EntAmoeba
causes Amoebic dysEntery.
Action: histo (cell) lytic (burst), so it bursts cells.
Clostridium difficile: disease caused “Difficult to
be in a Closet with someone having explosive foul smelling
diarrhea, because it would smell and there would be no air in there.
Clostridium Difficile causes explosive foul smelling diarrhea
and is an anaeorbe (no air).
Pneumonia: acute pneumonia infiltrates from different causes
Acute pneumonia caused by Pyogenic bacteria: PMN infiltrate.
Acute pneumonia caused by Miscellaneous microbes: Mononuclear
Catalase positive organims SPACE:
Urease positive organisms PUNCH:
Proteus (leads to alkaline urine)
Ureaplasma (renal calculi)
Cryptoccocus (the fungus)
Vaccines: types STARK: