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Anger_Claude <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 1 Jul 1999 10:34:23 -0700
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Please remember that the Genera of Acinetobacter ( a nonfermenting G(-) rod)
and Enterobacter (a fermentative G(-) rod) are both considered as "
opportunistic pathogens". That means they are most often not pathogenic when
isolated from industrial samples and they require special conditions ,
including a traumatic or immune compromised host, to cause infections in
humans - they are not frank pathogenic bacteria!!!.

Claude Anger
Director, Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Allergan Inc/

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Milind Deshpande [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
        Sent:   Wednesday, June 30, 1999 3:14 PM
        To:     [log in to unmask]
        Subject:        Re: [PMFLIST] Acetobacter spp.

        Acinetobacter calcoaceticus is pathogen, mostly causing nosocomial
        infections. but there are several environmental strains of
Acinetobacter
        which are used for different applications e g. surfactant produced
by
        Acinetobacter is commercially available.

        thanks.

        Milind


        At 12:56 PM 6/30/99 -0400, you wrote:
        >We occaisionally identify Acinetobacter in our enrichment method
for
        >Enterobacteriacea (ENT) because it proliferates well on VRGB.  The
method
        >is used because ENT is a specification for our lactose.  It is not
classed
        >as Enterobacteriacea and we do not consider it a pathogen.
Although  one
        >pharmaceutical customer told us a consultant had told him it was a
pathogen
        >of concern????  He was unable to cite a reference.  I'd appreciate
any info
        >or references that cite Acinetobacter as a pathogen.
        >
        >Peg Walling
        >Quest International
        >
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