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First report of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica from soft tissue and bone infection at an unusually high northern latitude


Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica is a rare human pathogen mostly associated with parasitic flies. This is the report on W. chitiniclastica infection in the soft tissue and bone at a 58°N latitude in the northern temperate climate zone. The importance of correct identification of clinically relevant bacteria is highlighted.

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This study was supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (financing of scientific collections No. KOGU-HUMB) and the University of Tartu (grant No. SARMBARENG).

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Kõljalg, S., Telling, K., Huik, K. et al. First report of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica from soft tissue and bone infection at an unusually high northern latitude. Folia Microbiol 60, 155–158 (2015).

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  • Wohlfahrtiimonas
  • Infection
  • Vitek
  • Climate change
  • Parasites