Growth of Aeromonas spp. on Butzler Campylobacter selective agar and evaluation of the agar for the primary isolation of Aeromonas spp. from clinical specimens.
Misra, S K
The fortuitous finding that Aeromonas spp. grew well on Butzler Campylobacter selective medium (BCSA) in a microaerobic atmosphere at 42 degrees C prompted us to evaluate the performance of BCSA for selective isolation of aeromonads in comparison with ampicillin (30 micrograms/ml) sheep blood agar (ASBA30). Overall recovery rates of aeromonads from 563 stool samples from patients with acute diarrhea were higher on ASBA30 (70.4%) than on BCSA (56.3%); however, 21 (29.5%) grew only on BCSA. The three human-associated Aeromonas spp. could be recovered on BCSA and ASBA30. We recommend the use of BCSA to laboratories reluctant to include a specific selective medium for aeromonads.
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