Spirillum minus

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Related to Spirillum minus: leptospirosis, Spirillum minor
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Noun1.Spirillum minus - a bacterium causing ratbite fever
spirillum - spirally twisted elongate rodlike bacteria usually living in stagnant water
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F tularensis must be differentiated from other etiologies of ulceroglandular disease including B henselae (cat scratch disease), Yersinia pestis (plague), Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), and Spirillum minus (spirillary rat bite fever).
Rat bite fever is a zoonosis caused by either Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus (1,3).