Sunday, June 17, 2012

Identification and Classification of Bacteria; Microscopy to MALDI; May be Useful for Therapy Strategy

Bacterial diseases are responsible for the highest number of death than any other diseases. Although developed countries have been reducing the death cases of bacterial diseases, countries like Nepal is still striving against it. However, recent cases of Germany and Haiti where Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae had infected and killed many human beings, indicates a terrible situation may happen anywhere in the world. Many techniques have been being used to identify and get rid of bacterial diseases. In recent days, ribotyping and PCR are being used to identify bacterial strains as the gold standard method. MALDI could be the most efficient method in future days to identify such strains along with putative antibiotics sensitivity pattern. I had described the methods so far used (and future uses) in a seminar and attached here. This is not complete, if you are interested, mail me to get the slides.

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