Molecular epidemiology provides evidence of genotypic heterogeneity of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa serotype O:12 outbreak isolates from a pediatric hospital

Edouard Bingen, Stephane Bonacorsi, Pierre Rohrlich, Michel Duval, Sylvie Lhopital, Naima Brahimi, Etienne Vilmer, Richard V. Goering

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Ribotyping, randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis, and pulsed- field gel electrophoresis were used for the epidemiologic evaluation of eight Pseudomonas aeruginosa O:12 isolates obtained from eight children and two P. aeruginosa O:12 environmental isolates from a hematology ward. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis were able to discriminate isolates that were indistinguishable by biochemical typing, O serotyping, or ribotyping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3226-3229
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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