Microbiology – MCQ 25 – Bacteroides fragilis

With reference to Bacteroides fragilis the following statements are true except-
a) B. fragilis is the most frequent anaerobe isolated from clinical samples.
b) B. fragilis is not uniformly sensitive to metronidazole
c) The lipopolysaccharide formed by B. fragilis is structurally and functionally different from the conventional endotoxin
d) Shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation are common in Bacteriodes bacteremia

Correct answer : d) Shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation are common in Bacteriodes bacteremia

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