Improved detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in middle-ear fluid cultures by use of a gentamicin-containing medium

Nechama Peled, Pablo Yagupsky

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Abstract

The performance of Columbia agar medium with added sheep blood and gentamicin (CAG) for isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from middle-ear fluid cultures was compared to that of routine blood agar medium (BA). Of 238 pneumococcal isolates recovered, CAG plates detected 233 (97.9%) but BA plates detected only 208 (87.4%) (P < 0.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3415-3416
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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