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Carriage of group D streptococci in the human bowel.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  107199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty faecal samples, 39 from adults and 21 from neonates, were investigated by means of a simple scheme to isolate and identify any group D streptococci present. A number of differences were found between the two groups. Group D streptococci were absent from 43% of the neonates compared with only 13% of the adults; Streptococcus bovis was commoner in the neonates (23.8%) than in the adults (5%), and Streptococcus faecium was not isolated from any of the infant samples although it was common in the adult samples (25%). The viable counts of Strep. faecium were found to be, on average, 100-fold lower than those of Streptococcus faecalis. The methods and results are discussed with reference to the clinical significance of group D streptococci, especially in bacterial endocarditis and carcinoma of the colon.
C J Noble
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1978 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-11     Completed Date:  1979-06-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1182-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arginine / metabolism
Culture Media
Enterococcus faecalis / isolation & purification
Feces / microbiology*
Infant, Newborn
Pyruvates / metabolism
Streptococcus / isolation & purification*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 0/Pyruvates; 74-79-3/Arginine

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