• Adriana Medianeira Rossato Centro Universitário Franciscano - UNIFRA Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
  • Karoline De Campos Prediger Universidade Federal do Paraná-UFPR Curitiba-PR, Brazil
  • Cristiane Nascimento Gomes Centro Universitário Franciscano - UNIFRA Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
  • Carlos Hugo Winckler Dal Priore Neto Laboratório Oswaldo Cruz, Santa Maria-RS, Brazil
  • Renata Da Silva Pereira Laboratório Oswaldo Cruz, Santa Maria-RS, Brazil
  • Cibelle De Borba Dallagassa Universidade Federal do Paraná-UFPR Curitiba-PR, Brazil
  • Roberto Christ Vianna Santos Centro Universitário Franciscano - UNIFRA Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
  • Cyntia Maria Telles Fadel-picheth Universidade Federal do Paraná-UFPR Curitiba-PR, Brazil
  • Bruno Stefanello Vizzotto Centro Universitário Franciscano - UNIFRA Santa Maria, RS, Brazil


Aeromonas, PCR-RFLP, Gastroenteritis


Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of Aeromonas spp. in stool samples of outpatients with gastroenteritis attended by clinical laboratories at Santa Maria-RS, Brazil.

Methods: In order to evaluate this frequency, 767 clinical stool samples were processed by conventional methods as preconized, and suspected Aeromonas strains were submitted to molecular characterization by 16SrRNA PCR-RFLP method.

Results: Aeromonas spp. were isolated from 14 (1.8%) of stool cultures and identified as A. caviae (04), A. hydrophila (03), and A. veronii biovar sobria (01) by molecular method. Six strains presented atypical PCR-RFLP patterns, and therefore were identified as Aeromonas spp.

Conclusion: Aeromonas is part of the bacteria associated with diarrhea in Santa Maria-RS, and results indicates that at least 3 Aeromonas species are involved with the disease.



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Rossato, A. M., K. D. C. Prediger, C. N. Gomes, C. H. W. D. P. Neto, R. D. S. Pereira, C. D. B. Dallagassa, R. C. V. Santos, C. M. T. Fadel-picheth, and B. S. Vizzotto. “MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION OF AEROMONAS SPP ISOLATED FROM PATIENTS WITH DIARRHEA AT SANTA MARIA-RS, BRAZIL”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 7, no. 3, Mar. 2015, pp. 479-80,



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