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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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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 Providers(s):CDC/ Melissa Dankel
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:James Gathany
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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