Epidemiology of pharyngeal colonization of infants with aerobic gram-negative rod bacteria.

Abstract

By using a selective medium, pharyngeal colonization with gram-negative rod (GNR) bacteria was determined in a cohort of 49 normal infants monitored from birth to 6 months of age. Culture swabs were diluted in 1 ml of saline for quantitation. The prevalence of GNR in the first 72 h of life was 8% and rose to 29% during the first month, 52% at 2.5 months, 67… (More)

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