Typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains in Turkish cystic fibrosis patients

Yagci A., Ciragil P., Over U., Sener B., Erturan Z., Soyletir G.

MICROBIOLOGICA, vol.26, no.1, pp.109-114, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: MICROBIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-114
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The majority of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients suffer from chronic respiratory infection with the opportunistic bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The virulence of P. aeruginosa is associated with the presence of various extracellular factors, like alginate, elastase, alkaline protease which contribute tissue destruction and assist bacterial invasion.