Bacteremia caused by a strain of Desulfovibrio related to the provisionally named Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis

Julien Loubinoux, Francine Mory, Ines A.C. Pereira, Alain E. Le Faou

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Abstract

Eight isolates of Desulfovibrio spp. have been obtained over 5 years from abdominal or brain abscesses or blood. In seven patients these strains were part of a mixed flora. One strain was isolated in pure culture from the blood of a patient with peritonitis of appendicular origin. According to the 16S rRNA gene sequences, this strain was close to Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis. The present report describes the fourth isolate of this recently described species to be isolated in pure culture or as a predominant part of the flora and to be associated with infectious processes. Thus, D. fairfieldensis may possess a higher pathogenic potential than other Desulfovibrio species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-934
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Of Clinical Microbiology
Volume38
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2000

Keywords

  • RNA 16S
  • bacterium isolate
  • abdominal abscess
  • adult
  • article
  • bacteremia
  • bacterial flora
  • bacterial peritonitis
  • bacterium identification

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