Characterization of Brevibacterium spp. from clinical specimens.
Nonfermenting coryneform bacteria identified as Brevibacterium spp. were isolated from routine clinical specimens. Four strains were derived from peritoneal fluid and has presumably been involved in the pathogenesis of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis. Another five isolates most probably represented skin contaminants. Cell wall and lipid analyses confirmed the genus identification. Strains in this taxon are difficult to distinguish from other biochemically inactive and nonmotile coryneform species but show characteristics cellular fatty acid profiles. In vitro susceptibilities to commonly used antibiotics were determined.
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- Differentiation of Brevibacterium spp. encountered in clinical specimens.
- Isolation of Brucella spp. from clinical specimens.
- Pyrazinamidase activity as a phenotypic marker for several Aeromonas spp. isolated from clinical specimens.
- Cultivation of Nocardia spp. on chemically defined media for selective recovery of isolates from clinical specimens.
- Growth of Aeromonas spp. on Butzler Campylobacter selective agar and evaluation of the agar for the primary isolation of Aeromonas spp. from clinical specimens.