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J Infect. 1998 Mar;36(2):175-7.

The use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for subdivision of Salmonella typhimurium in an outbreak situation.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, University College Hospital and University College, Galway, Ireland.

Abstract

An institutional outbreak of gastroenteritis provided an opportunity to investigate further the isolates of Salmonella typhimurium by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Three phage types were identified. Antibiograms identified two types and two distinct patterns were found on PFGE. If phage typing alone is used for epidemiological study of strains, it is possible that an association between strains may be missed.

PMID:
9570650
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