Accession Number:

AD0255936

Title:

BACTERIOPHAGE GROUPING OF PS. AERUGINOSA WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON BURN INFECTION

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BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TEX

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Based on bacteriophaging of 508 Ps. aeruginosa isolates recovered mainly from burn infections, it has been possible to set up six tentative groupings of these lysotypes. Group 2, 3, 7 pseudomonad phage types were most commonly isolated in all burn infections. Group 16 included pseudomonad lyso-type 16, 95,113 as the agent responsible for the majority of septicemias in this unit. There seemed to be no particular group or phage type associated consistently with the fulminating septicopyemic state invariably fatal in burns. In no case was the initial septicemic phage type supplanted by a different phage type during the burned patients clinical course. Burn infection pseudomonad phage types of our unit differed somewhat from those of a similar unit in Birmingham, England greatly from those of a Lima, Peru unit. Fifteen N. I. H. pseudomonads from various sources shown to be distinct serotypes based on O and h antigens were found to have 15 separate phage type patterns. Based on this, the phages employed seem adequate to cover the pseudomonad disease spectrum of burns and other infections. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE