Current Microbiology

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 325–327

Differential susceptibility to human serum byAeromonas spp.

  • J. Michael Janda
  • Rita Brenden
  • Edward J. Bottone
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01567700

Cite this article as:
Janda, J.M., Brenden, R. & Bottone, E.J. Current Microbiology (1984) 11: 325. doi:10.1007/BF01567700

Abstract

A total of 91 strains ofAeromonas (A. hydrophila, A. sobria, andA. caviae) of clinical origin were challenged in vitro against pooled human serum. A majority of the isolates ofA. hydrophila andA. sobria were resistant to the bactericidal activity of human serum, as opposed to the more serum-sensitiveA. caviae species. This difference in serum sensitivity may potentially explain the greater association of the former species with bacteremia and invasive disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Michael Janda
    • 1
  • Rita Brenden
    • 1
  • Edward J. Bottone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyThe Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA

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