Evaluation of restriction endonuclease analysis as an epidemiologic typing system for Branhamella catarrhalis

J. E. Patterson, T. F. Patterson, P. Farrel, W. J. Hierholzer, M. J. Zervos

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Abstract

Restriction endonuclease analysis (REA) was evaluated as an epidemiologic typing tool to distinguish Branhamella catarrhalis strains. Fourteen β-lactamse-producing strains were collected over a 16-month period at a hospital where a nosocomial outbreak of this organism was previously documented by REA. REA produced 12 distinct patterns which correlated with epidemiologic data. Chromosomal REA appears to be a useful technique for distinguishing B. catarrhalis strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-946
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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