Isolation of Yersinia enterocolitica from cases of acute appendicitis and ice-cream
AbstractSeventy  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
El Sherbini, M., Al Agili, S., El Jali, H., Aboshkiwa, M. & Koha, M. (1999). Isolation of Yersinia enterocolitica from cases of acute appendicitis and ice-cream. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118693
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (1), 130-135, 1999
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