Identification of Bacteria in the Sputum of a Cystic Fibrosis patient; A Comparison of Phenotypic and Molecular Methods
Mubarak Alfaresi*, Bassam Mahboub
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 384
Last Page: 386
Publisher Id: TOMICROJ-11-384
Article History:Received Date: 31/8/2017
Revision Received Date: 8/12/2017
Acceptance Date: 10/12/2017
Electronic publication date: 29/12/2017
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Cystic fibrosis (CF), caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator gene, is a common autosomal recessive disease. Accurate isolation and identification of the bacteria underlying these infections are is critical to the therapeutic management of CF.
To compare phenotypic bacterial identification with a molecular method in a CF patient sputum.
Bacterial identification done by standard microbiological method from a CF patient. Same sample underwent a molecular method involving 16S rDNA amplification, cloning, and sequencing.
All isolated bacteria from culture were also found after cloning PCR Product. Conversely, 9 pathogenic bacterial species were only detected after PCR and cloning.
This study supports prior suggestions that a sequence-based molecular approach to clinical microbiology can significantly enhance the standard clinical culture-based view.