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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1987 May;7(1):63-8.

Does Aeromonas hydrophila preferentially colonize the bowels of patients with hematologic malignancies?

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Division of Medical Microbiology, Vancouver General Hospital, B.C., Canada.

Abstract

Weekly cultures of stools from neutropenic patients and bone marrow transplant recipients yielded Aeromonas hydrophila from 8% of 88 patients over a 2-yr period. During this time stools in the routine enteric laboratory yielded A. hydrophila in 0.24% of 1632 patients. Although the patient groups and culture methods were not directly comparable, this significant difference in isolation rate (p less than 0.001) may reflect a higher colonization rate in the immunocompromised patient.

PMID:
3319373
DOI:
10.1016/0732-8893(87)90072-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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