E. coli?

bjorn.osterman at alinks.se bjorn.osterman at alinks.se
Wed Oct 4 08:21:04 EST 1995

There is no need of astonishment by the described characteristics 
of the suspected Escherichia coli (belonging to the family of 
Enterobacteriaceae). E.coli is a bacterium with a great capacity 
of diversity in phenotypic apparition.
I am not familiar with the EMB-agar, but what you are describing 
should not be contradictive to the diagnosis of a non-lactose (or 
perhaps slow-lactose) fermenting, mucoid strain of E.coli. But, 
of course, you should always verify the diagnosis of a bacterium 
species you do not recognize, by complementary testing.

Regards,     Bjorn Osterman, MD  
             SMCL/Bakt, Stockholm, Sweden
             e-mail: bjorn.osterman at alinks.se

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