A comparison of two media for the isolation of campylobacter in the tropics.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Billingham JD. A comparison of two media for the isolation of campylobacter in the tropics. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1982;75(5):645-6.
Two selective media for the isolation of campylobacter from the faeces have been compared. Both have a similar isolation rate, but Butzler's medium allows easier identification and sub-culturing of campylobacter than Skirrow's medium because it is more inhibitory to other faecal organisms. Butzler's medium is made with sheep blood which is usually more easily available in Africa, so for these reasons it may be a more suitable medium for use there.