Bacteremia due to Leptotrichia trevisanii sp. nov.
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A thin, filamentous, non-motile, aerotolerant, anaerobic, gram-negative bacterium was isolated from the blood of a 46-year-old man who was diagnosed as having acute myeloid leukemia. The organism had a positive catalase reaction but was negative in indole and oxidase tests. A commercially available system failed to identify the bacterium, but 16S rRNA gene sequencing showed it to be most closely related (97% similarity) to a recently isolated Leptotrichia sp. The DNA base composition was 29.7% mol G+C, and the organism produced lactate as the sole end-product of glucose fermentation. These data indicate the isolate is a new species of Leptotrichia for which the name Leptotrichia trevisanii sp. nov. is proposed.
- Bacteremia due to Leptotrichia trevisanii sp. nov.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume 20, Issue 11 , pp 765-769
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- A1. Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Western Health Service, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,
- A2. Department of Microbiology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia,
- A3. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Victoria 3010, Australia,