Globicatella sanguinis bacteraemia identified by partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing

Rawaa Jalil Abdul-Redha, Ulla Balslew, Jens Jørgen Christensen, Michael Kemp

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    Globicatella sanguinis is a Gram-positive coccus, resembling non-haemolytic streptococci. The organism has been isolated infrequently from normally sterile sites of humans. Three isolates obtained by blood culture could not be identified by Rapid 32 ID Strep, but partial sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene revealed the identity of the isolated bacteria, and supplementary biochemical tests confirmed the species identification. The cases histories illustrate the dilemma of finding relevant, newly recognized, opportunistic pathogens and the identification achievement (s) that can be obtained by using new molecular diagnostics.

    Sider (fra-til)745-748
    Antal sider4
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Udgave nummer8
    StatusUdgivet - 6 aug. 2007

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