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This 2014 image depicts Centers for Disease Control (CDC) microbiologist, Johannetsy Avillan, holding up an opened Petri dish culture plate, demonstrating the results of a modified Hodge test, which is used to identify resistance in bacteria that are members of the family, Enterobacteriaceae. Bacteria that are resistant to carbapenems (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae [CRE]), which are considered last resort antibiotics, produce a distinctive clover-leaf shaped growth pattern, as was seen in this case.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Melissa Dankel
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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