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In the early 1980s, three more species were identified and rapidly added to the genus . A table provides a list of all species of other than , along with the G+C ratios and culture collection designations. An enterotoxin(s) is the most likely explanation for the enteropathogenicity found in the ileal loops, although the isolates were not tested for other virulence factors. A complete biochemical work-up is required to separate these species from O157:H7, since cross-reactions are known to occur in O157 antiserum, especially with strains of . Limited susceptibility testing information is available for the species, except for and . A multinational study from Germany and Bangladesh has characterized 21 strains of the newly described species and determined the in vitro susceptibility of these strains to 69 antimicrobial agents. Results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing correlated from multiple reports have been provided in this chapter. A number of additional biochemical tests were found useful in distinguishing from sensu stricto. These tests included hydroxyproline amidase, tripeptidase, proline deaminase, assimilation of histidine, and fermentation of L-rhamnose, D-xylose, and glycerol.

Citation: Janda J, Abbott S. 2006. Other , p 59-64. In The Enterobacteria, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817541.ch5

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Urinary Tract Infections
Hafnia alvei
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
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Table 1.

species other than

Citation: Janda J, Abbott S. 2006. Other , p 59-64. In The Enterobacteria, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817541.ch5
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Table 2.

Results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing correlated from multiple reports

Citation: Janda J, Abbott S. 2006. Other , p 59-64. In The Enterobacteria, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817541.ch5

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