Other than the precautions just discussed for H. ducreyi no special considerations are required for specime^
Therefore, specimens suspected of containing these organisms must be plated immediately, especially if they have not been submitted in a suitable transport medium.
Second, for recovery of H. ducreyi from genital ulcers, special measures are necessary because of the bacterium's fastidious nature. The ulcer should be cleaned with sterile gauze premoistened with sterile saline. A cotton swab premoistened with phosphate-
Figure 34-1 Haemophilus influenzae satelliting (arrow) around colonies of Staphylococcus aureus.
processing of Haemophilus spp. Refer to Table 5-1 for gpneral information on specimen processing.
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