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Title: Isolation of Yersinia enterocolitica from cases of acute appendicitis and ice-cream
Authors: El Sherbini, M.
Al Agili, S.
El Jali, H.
Aboshkiwa, M.
Koha, M.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: Seventy [70] appendiceal specimens and 80 ice-cream samples were analysed to detect Yersinia enterocolitica using three different media. Both Y. enterocolitica and Citrobacter freundii were recovered in appendiceal specimens [17.1% and 8.6%] and ice-cream [26.25% and 18.75%] respectively. Thioglycollate medium was more selective and productive in isolating Yersinia. Y. enterocolitica was the major causative agent of acute appendicitis [11/25, 44%]. It was sensitive to chloramphenicol, gentamicin, tetracycline and trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole
Description: 130-135
Keywords: Acute Disease
Appendicitis
Culture Media
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Food Poisoning
Ice Cream
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Subject: Yersinia enterocolitica
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118693
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0501/EMHJ_1999_5_1_130_135.pdf
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