Possible virulence factors involved in bacteraemia caused by Aeromonas hydrophila

Vadivelu, J. and Puthucheary, S.D. and Phipps, M. and Chee, Y.W. (1995) Possible virulence factors involved in bacteraemia caused by Aeromonas hydrophila. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 42 (3). pp. 171-174. ISSN 0022-2615, DOI 7884797.

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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
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 09:20
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 07:54
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/332

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