A case of Haemophilus parainfluenzae bacteremia without known infectious focus is reported. Phenotypically, the isolated strain is a typical H. parainfluenzae except for its ability to produce indole and beta-lactamase. Beta-lactamase producing H. parainfluenzae organisms are encountered occasionally, but to the best of our knowledge this is the first reported blood culture isolate with this ability. We propose a new biotype (IV) of H. parainfluenzae to accomodate strains that are idole, urease and ornithine decarboxylase positive.
|Tidsskrift||Acta Pathologica Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica - Section B Microbiology|
|Status||Udgivet - 1 jan. 1984|