Differential susceptibility to human serum by Aeromonas spp.

J. Michael Janda, Rita Brenden, Edward J. Bottone

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A total of 91 strains of Aeromonas (A. hydrophila, A. sobria, and A. caviae) of clinical origin were challenged in vitro against pooled human serum. A majority of the isolates of A. hydrophila and A. sobria were resistant to the bactericidal activity of human serum, as opposed to the more serum-sensitive A. caviae species. This difference in serum sensitivity may potentially explain the greater association of the former species with bacteremia and invasive disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1984


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