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Description:This photograph depicts the colonial growth pattern displayed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, also known as Bacillus pyocyaneus, having been cultured on a xylose-lysine-deoxycholate (XLD) agar plate.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an increasingly prevalent opportunistic human pathogen, is the most common Gram-negative bacterium found as the etiologic agent responsible for nosocomial, or hospital-acquired infections. This germ is common in the environment, found in water and soil, and is often the cause of “hot tub rash.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1976
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Links:CDC - Division of Parasitic Diseases – Hot tub Rash
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