Possible virulence factors involved in bacteraemia caused by Aeromonas hydrophila.

Vadivelu, J.; Puthucheary, S.D.; Phipps, M.; Chee, Y.W. (1995) Possible virulence factors involved in bacteraemia caused by Aeromonas hydrophila. Journal of medical microbiology, 42 (3). pp. 171-4. ISSN 0022-2615

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Abstract

Eighteen strains of Aeromonas hydrophila from patients with bacteraemia were investigated for possible virulence factors. Cytotoxin and haemolysin were produced by all strains, whereas cholera toxin-like factor was produced by 33% of strains only. Enterotoxin production was not detected. Haemagglutination of guinea-pig, fowl and rabbit erythrocytes was demonstrated by 83%, 67% and 61% of strains, respectively. Fucose- and mannose-sensitive haemagglutinins were predominant. None of the strains agglutinated sheep erythrocytes. Extrachromosomal DNA was detected in 17 strains, 16 of which had a plasmid (3.6-5.1 MDa), the majority being between 4.6 and 5.1 MDa.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Vadivelu, J.
  2. Puthucheary, S.D.
  3. Phipps, M.
  4. Chee, Y.W.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of medical microbiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent; Aeromonas hydrophila/genetics; Age Distribution; Bacteremia/epidemiology;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 17:20
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 15:17
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/332

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