Growth of Aeromonas spp. on Butzler Campylobacter selective agar and evaluation of the agar for the primary isolation of Aeromonas spp. from clinical specimens

S K Misra, R K Bhadra, S C Pal, G B Nair
1989 Journal of Clinical Microbiology  
The fortuitous finding that Aeromonas spp. grew well on Butzler Campylobacter selective medium (BCSA) in a microaerobic atmosphere at 42°C prompted us to evaluate the performance of BCSA for selective isolation of aeromonads in comparison with ampicillin (30 ,ug/ml) sheep blood agar (ASBA30). Overall recovery rates of aeromonads from 563 stool samples from patients with acute diarrhea were higher on ASBA30 (70.4%) than on BCSA (56.3%); however, 21 (29.5%) grew only on BCSA. The three
more » ... he three human-associated Aeromonas spp. could be recovered on BCSA and ASBA30. We recommend the use of BCSA to laboratories reluctant to include a specific selective medium for aeromonads.
doi:10.1128/jcm.27.2.346-347.1989 fatcat:eqyrhbkhn5awtdhpvdztzdf7sq