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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 127-132

Performance of Modified Hodge Test for Detection of  Carbapenemase Producing Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
S. Jayalakshmi* and Sathya Pandurangan
Department of Microbiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Thiruporur, Kancheepuram (District), Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a clinically troublesome gram negative pathogen that causes a wide range of opportunistic infections and nosocomial outbreaks. Carbapenems are becoming ineffective mostly due to the emergence of carbapenemase. The aim of this study was to performance of the phenotypic methods such as Modified Hodge test (MHT) for detection of carbapenemase producing clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This study was conducted in the Department of Microbiology, SSSMC&RI, which caters to 750 beds. A total of 152 Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from different clinical samples were taken, during the period of August 2015 to January 2016. These isolates were subjected to Modified Hodge Test. Out of 152 Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates were tested for carbapenemase production by Modified Hodge test (MHT). Among the 152 P. aeruginosa isolates, only 50(33%) isolates were Modified Hodge test Positive and 102(67%) isolates were negative by MHT.  Modified Hodge test is a very sensitive and reliable test which can be performed in the routine laboratory test for detection of carbapenmase.

Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Carbapenemase, Modified Hodge test (MHT), Beta-lactamase.

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Jayalakshmi, S., and Sathya Pandurangan. 2016. Performance of Modified Hodge Test for Detection of  Carbapenemase Producing Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 127-132. doi:
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