Aeruginocin Typing Of 400 Strains Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa From Various Infections In And Around Visakhapatnam, India.

Original article


Bandaru Narasinga Rao 1, Rajendra Prasad 2

1-Dep. Of Microbiology & Parasitology, Faculty Of Medicine, Post Box – 18235, Benghazi – Libya. 2-Chief Consultant Microbiologist, Diagnostic Division, Steel Plant Hospital, Vizag Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam (A.P), India.

Sebha Med J. 1998;Vol.1(2):130-137


Aeruginocin (pyocin) typing was used to characterize 400 isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated mostly from the inpatients and outpatients of King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The scheme of Darrel and Wahba and as modified by Shriniwas was adopted and by this method, 84.5% strains were typable and 15.5% were non-typable. Among the typable strains, 61.5% were classifiable and 23% were unclassifiable. Al (code 777+) was the predominant type among the typable strains (20%) followed by c (code 573-) 7.5%.

Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Nosocomial infections, Aeruginocin (pyocin,) typing, Mnemonic coding, Typable strains, Classifiable strains.