Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 4, Number 2
TITLE: Aeromonas and Plesiomonas strains isolated from diarrhoea and dysentery cases.
AUTHOR: Phyu Phyu Win; Tin Aye
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1992; 4(2): 90-95
ABSTRACT: The study was carried out to determine the frequency and importance of Aeromonas and plesimonas shigelloides in pathogenesis of gastroenteritis. Stool samples were collected from the diarrhoea and dysentery patients attended to the Infectious Diseases Hospital as well as from the outpatient clinics during August, 1990 to June, 1991. Isolation and identification of the pathogens was processed by standard biochemical test described by Cowen (1974) and according to the criteria outlined by von Graevenitz (1985). Of 124 patients studied, Aeromonas spp. were isolated from 5 ( 4.03%) and Plesiomonas shigelloides from 2 (1.61%). It is evident that Aeromonas and Plesiomonas spp. are not an uncommon aetiological agents of acute gastroenteritis in Myanmar. So, it is anticipated to study on these bacteria to expand the knowledge and to provide an information on the epidemiological control of the disease caused by these bacteria.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Aeromonas-Pathogenicity. Diarrheal. Plesiomonas-Pathogenicity. Dysentery.