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Modification of dienes mutual inhibition test for epidemiological characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12409411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important cause of community-associated and nosocomial infections related to exposure to aqueous environments. Such infections often occur in the setting of a common-source outbreak, in which case epidemiological characterization of isolates may be necessary. In this preliminary study, a modification of the Dienes mutual inhibition test, ordinarily used to assess the relatedness of swarming Proteus mirabilis strains, was used to study 15 P. aeruginosa isolates, with the results compared to those obtained by ribotype analysis. Complete concordance was noted between the results of the Dienes test and those of ribotyping. These observations suggest that further studies are warranted to assess the utility of the modified Dienes test as a simple, inexpensive, and reliable means for epidemiological typing of P. aeruginosa.
Erik L Munson; Michael A Pfaller; Gary V Doern
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-31     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4285-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Typing Techniques / instrumentation*,  methods*
Bacteriological Techniques / instrumentation
Catheterization, Central Venous / instrumentation*
Culture Media
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Pseudomonas Infections / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / classification*,  genetics,  growth & development
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