Exotoxin profiles of clinical isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila.

  title={Exotoxin profiles of clinical isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila.},
  author={Jamuna Vadivelu and Savithri Devi Puthucheary and P. Navaratnam},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={34 6},
Eighty-six clinical isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila were studied for their ability to produce four exotoxins: a haemolysin active against rabbit erythrocytes, cytotoxin and enterotoxin detectable with Vero cell cultures, and the cholera toxin-like factor detected by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. At least one exotoxin was produced by 80% of enteric and 96% of non-enteric isolates. The exotoxin profiles of non-enteric isolates were more restricted than those of enteric isolates, with… CONTINUE READING