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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 (MHT), which is used to identify resistance in bacteria known as 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
CDC Organization
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