Sikiru Alabi

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Aeromonas isolates from patients with diarrhea in Bangladesh (n = 69), from healthy controls (n = 11), and from surface water (n = 40) were analyzed with respect to their hybridization groups (HGs) by the aid of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) characterization and DNA fingerprinting by AFLP, biochemical phenotypes (Phe-nePlate [PhP] types), and the(More)
Campylobacter enteritis is endemic in Nigeria as in most other developing countries of the world. This paper examines the common biotypes and serogroups of Campylobacter in human and animal isolates. The observed correlation suggests a possible animal to human route of infection in Nigeria. Implications on preventive and control measures are discussed.
A total of 101 Campylobacter isolates from Nigerian children with or without gastroenteritis were biotyped and serogrouped by using the Lior typing schemes (H. Lior, J. Clin. Microbiol. 20:636-640, 1984; H. Lior, D. L. Woodward, J. A. Edgar, L. J. Laroche, and P. Gill, J. Clin. Microbiol. 15:761-768, 1982). Fifty-three (52.5%) of the isolates were(More)
The biochemical characteristics of 55 strains of Aeromonas spp. and 16 P. shigelloides of human faecal origin were examined. Results of tests for the production of oxidase, acid from xylose, dulcitol, adonitol, mannitol, or inositol; greenish pigmentation on nutrient agar, and growth in 6.5% NaCl broth were found to be specific and reproducible. However,(More)
The prevalence of Aeromonas spp. and Plesiomonas shigelloides was determined in patients attending the enteric laboratory of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. During the 12-month study (October 1986-September 1987), Aeromonas spp. were isolated from 53 (2.26%) of 2350 patients with(More)
Fifty-three Aeromonas strains and 16 Plesiomonas shigelloides isolated from subjects with diarrhoea in Lagos were screened for the presence of plasmids. Nine (17%) of the Aeromonas strains and one (6.3%) of the P. shigelloides harboured one or more plasmids, ranging in size from 2.4 to 16.8 MDa. As has been documented in other enteropathogens, the(More)
In an epidemiological study of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, 102 strains were isolated from patients seen at the University Teaching Hospital in Lagos. The most common serotype encountered was 055 followed by 026. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and plasmid profiling of the strains were done. All the strains were sensitive to colistin, nalidixic(More)
One hundred and thirteen rectal swabs and 87 faecal samples obtained from the Paediatric casualty of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria were processed for Campylobacter jejuni/coli. Twenty-two (11%) of the specimens were positive for C. jejuni. Biotyping results showed that nine (41%) and eight (36%) belonged to C. jejuni biotypes I and(More)