Vancomycin for controlling contamination of selective Kirchner's liquid medium in the culture of gastric lavage for tubercle bacilli.


Gastric lavage (GL) was collected for culture of tubercle bacilli from children too young to expectorate sputum. The selective Kirchner's liquid medium (SKLM), routinely used as one of the media for culture of all extrapulmonary specimens, was found to often get contaminated when cultured with GL. We have shown that vancomycin at a concentration of 10 mg/l… (More)


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