Comparison of Hektoen and Salmonella-Shigella agar on 6033 stools of human origin submitted for routine isolation of Salmonella sp. and Shigella sp.


From 1989 through 1991, 6033 stool specimens from patients at Orleans Hospital (France), were cultured for enteric pathogens. Hektoen agar (HE) was compared with Salmonella-Shigella agar (SS) after direct streaking and after overnight enrichment in Mueller-Kauffmann broth. Yersinia strains were not computed. Seven strains of Salmonella serotype Typhi were… (More)


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