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Article: Clinical isolates of Streptococcus iniae from Asia are more mucoid and β-hemolytic than those from North America

TitleClinical isolates of Streptococcus iniae from Asia are more mucoid and β-hemolytic than those from North America
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/diagmicrobio
Citation
Diagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 2006, v. 54 n. 3, p. 177-181 How to Cite?
AbstractStreptococcus iniae, a widely distributed fish pathogen, is known to cause rare cases of human infection. We describe 2 cases of invasive S. iniae infection, one with septic arthritis complicating chronic gout and the other with bacteremic cellulitis. Both patients were Chinese and have been regularly handling fresh fish for cooking. Both isolates were unidentified or misidentified by 3 commercially available identification system and were only identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. When compared with a clinical isolate of S. iniae from Canada, their colonies were larger, more β-hemolytic, and mucoid. Although bacteremic cellulitis has been described as the most common infection associated with S. iniae, the bacterium has not been reported to cause exacerbations of gouty arthritis previously. Clinical laboratories should be aware of the possibility of different colony morphology of S. iniae from Asia. More accurate identification of nongroupable β-hemolytic streptococci, especially from patients with epidemiologic linkage to fresh fish, may uncover more cases of S. iniae infection. The Asian population and handlers of fresh fish should be informed of the risk of acquiring S. iniae infection. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157439
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dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuk, WKen_US
dc.contributor.authorFung, AMYen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, WTen_US
dc.contributor.authorFong, AHCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, CWen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_US
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:49:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:49:59Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationDiagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 2006, v. 54 n. 3, p. 177-181en_US
dc.identifier.issn0732-8893en_US
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dc.description.abstractStreptococcus iniae, a widely distributed fish pathogen, is known to cause rare cases of human infection. We describe 2 cases of invasive S. iniae infection, one with septic arthritis complicating chronic gout and the other with bacteremic cellulitis. Both patients were Chinese and have been regularly handling fresh fish for cooking. Both isolates were unidentified or misidentified by 3 commercially available identification system and were only identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. When compared with a clinical isolate of S. iniae from Canada, their colonies were larger, more β-hemolytic, and mucoid. Although bacteremic cellulitis has been described as the most common infection associated with S. iniae, the bacterium has not been reported to cause exacerbations of gouty arthritis previously. Clinical laboratories should be aware of the possibility of different colony morphology of S. iniae from Asia. More accurate identification of nongroupable β-hemolytic streptococci, especially from patients with epidemiologic linkage to fresh fish, may uncover more cases of S. iniae infection. The Asian population and handlers of fresh fish should be informed of the risk of acquiring S. iniae infection. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/diagmicrobioen_US
dc.relation.ispartofDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseaseen_US
dc.rightsDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.-
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshArthritis, Infectious - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAsiaen_US
dc.subject.meshBacteremia - Complications - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBacterial Typing Techniquesen_US
dc.subject.meshCellulitis - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDna, Bacterialen_US
dc.subject.meshDna, Ribosomalen_US
dc.subject.meshFishes - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshGout - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHemolysisen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshNorth Americaen_US
dc.subject.meshPolysaccharides, Bacterial - Biosynthesisen_US
dc.subject.meshRna, Ribosomal, 16S - Geneticsen_US
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infections - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshStreptococcus - Classification - Isolation & Purification - Pathogenicity - Physiologyen_US
dc.titleClinical isolates of Streptococcus iniae from Asia are more mucoid and β-hemolytic than those from North Americaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, SKP:skplau@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2005.09.012en_US
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dc.identifier.volume54en_US
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