P A Mickelsen

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FRED C. TENOVER,* ROBERT D. ARBEIT, RICHARD V. GOERING, PATRICIA A. MICKELSEN, BARBARA E. MURRAY, DAVID H. PERSING, AND BALA SWAMINATHAN National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02130; Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 68178;(More)
The ability of 107 Neisseria isolates to compete for iron with human lactoferrin (LF) was examined. Each of 15 meningococci, 53% of 59 selected gonococci, and 24% of 33 commensal Neisseria could use LF-bound iron for growth. Isolates which could not obtain iron from LF were growth inhibited when sufficient LF was added to defined agar medium to bind(More)
The ability of Neisseria species to use iron compounds and to compete with iron-binding proteins was examined with deferrated defined medium and the iron chelator deferoxamine. All Neisseria species were able to assimilate a variety of ferric and ferrous iron salts. They were not able to efficiently solubilize an inorganic iron salt such as ferric nitrate,(More)
The major iron (Fe) sources available to Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the human host are probably transferrin (TF) and lactoferrin (LF). Although a number of studies have examined Fe uptake by Neisseria meningitidis, no comparable studies have been done on Fe uptake by the gonococcus from TF and LF. We found that, like meningococci, gonococci removed Fe from TF(More)
A total of 56 strains of Haemophilus vaginalis were tested for their in vitro susceptibility to 21 antimicrobial agents by an agar dilution method. All strains were inhibited by 1 mug or less of penicillin, ampicillin, carbenicillin, and vancomycin per ml. The cephalosporins were less active; 4 mug of cefazolin per ml, 16 mug of cephalothin per ml, or 128(More)
Molecular strain typing by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was used to demonstrate that two clusters of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures involving six patients resulted from cross-contamination in the mycobacteriology laboratory. Contaminated cultures were processed by the decontamination procedure and were read on the BACTEC instrument(More)
A modified auxanographic carbohydrate assimilation procedure for the identification of medically important yeasts is described. This method employs a heavy inoculum of unstarved yeasts, autoclaved yeast assimilation medium, pour plates of shallow depth, and commercially available carbohydrate-impregnated disks. The accuracy of this procedure was established(More)
Plasmid profiles, phage typing, antibiograms, and biotyping were used to characterize Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from multiple cultures of blood of four patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis. Epidemiological evidence implicated a common source for these infections. Of 20 clinically significant isolates, 14 exhibited variations from the(More)