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Growth of Helicobacter pylori in candle jars.

Authors
  • Fan, X G
  • Li, T G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of medical microbiology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1997
Volume
46
Issue
4
Pages
354–355
Identifiers
PMID: 9128201
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Culture of Helicobacter pylori requires micro-aerobic conditions which are usually generated by a commercial gas-generator system. However, the commercial gas-generator pack is not available in most hospitals in developing countries. The present study showed that H. pylori grew well in a candle jar system that provided micro-aerobic condition; this gave similar cultural results to a commercial gas-generator system. Therefore, the candle jar system can be used for H. pylori micro-aerobic culture in developing countries where commercial systems are not available.

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