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Article: Eggerthella hongkongensis sp. nov. and eggerthella sinensis sp. nov., two novel Eggerthella species, account for half of the cases of Eggerthella bacteremia
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TitleEggerthella hongkongensis sp. nov. and eggerthella sinensis sp. nov., two novel Eggerthella species, account for half of the cases of Eggerthella bacteremia
 
AuthorsLau, SKP1
Woo, PCY1
Woo, GKS1
Fung, AMY1
Wong, MKM1
Chan, KM1
Tam, DMW1
Yuen, KY1
 
Issue Date2004
 
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/diagmicrobio
 
CitationDiagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 2004, v. 49 n. 4, p. 255-263 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2004.04.012
 
AbstractEggerthella, one of the human gut flora, was rarely reported to cause bacteremia in the literature. We describe the application of 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing in defining the epidemiology and clinical significance of Eggerthella bacteremia during a 4-year period. Among 55 clinically significant blood culture isolates of anaerobic Gram-positive bacilli, 5 were identified as E. lenta and 5 belonged to 2 novel Eggerthella species, proposed as E. hongkongensis and E. sinensis, respectively. The 10 patients with Eggerthella bacteremia were adults, and 9 had underlying diseases. In all cases, the source of the bacteremia was likely from endogenous flora. Septic shock was a complication in 4 patients, and 3 patients died. The present study suggests that Eggerthella bacteremia is much more common than expected and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Moreover, the 2 novel species account for half of the cases of Eggerthella bacteremia. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
 
ISSN0732-8893
2012 Impact Factor: 2.26
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.971
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2004.04.012
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000223691200006
 
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dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCY
 
dc.contributor.authorWoo, GKS
 
dc.contributor.authorFung, AMY
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, MKM
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, KM
 
dc.contributor.authorTam, DMW
 
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KY
 
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dc.description.abstractEggerthella, one of the human gut flora, was rarely reported to cause bacteremia in the literature. We describe the application of 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing in defining the epidemiology and clinical significance of Eggerthella bacteremia during a 4-year period. Among 55 clinically significant blood culture isolates of anaerobic Gram-positive bacilli, 5 were identified as E. lenta and 5 belonged to 2 novel Eggerthella species, proposed as E. hongkongensis and E. sinensis, respectively. The 10 patients with Eggerthella bacteremia were adults, and 9 had underlying diseases. In all cases, the source of the bacteremia was likely from endogenous flora. Septic shock was a complication in 4 patients, and 3 patients died. The present study suggests that Eggerthella bacteremia is much more common than expected and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Moreover, the 2 novel species account for half of the cases of Eggerthella bacteremia. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
 
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dc.identifier.citationDiagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 2004, v. 49 n. 4, p. 255-263 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2004.04.012
 
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dc.rightsDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.
 
dc.subject.meshActinobacteria - Classification - Genetics - Isolation & Purification
 
dc.subject.meshBacteremia - Epidemiology - Microbiology
 
dc.subject.meshBacterial Typing Techniques
 
dc.subject.meshBlood - Microbiology
 
dc.subject.meshCulture Media
 
dc.subject.meshDna, Ribosomal - Analysis
 
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dc.subject.meshHumans
 
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dc.subject.meshPhylogeny
 
dc.subject.meshPolymerase Chain Reaction
 
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dc.titleEggerthella hongkongensis sp. nov. and eggerthella sinensis sp. nov., two novel Eggerthella species, account for half of the cases of Eggerthella bacteremia
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong