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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

Aeromonas species isolated from cases of acute gastroenteritis


1 Dept. of Microbiology, LTM Medical College and Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India
2 Dept. of Microbiology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

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K Saraswathi
Dept. of Microbiology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
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A total of 67 Aeromonas strains were isolated as the sole bacterial pathogen from1485 patients with acute gastroenteritis. A. hydrophila (64.2%) was the predominant isolate followed by A. sobria (28.4%) and A.caviae (7.4%). Majority of the isolates were sensitive to gentamicin, nalidixic acid but were resistant to ampicillin. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of resistant strains of Aeromonas to ampicillin ranged from 80-1280 g/mL.






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