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Article: Bacteremia due to Clostridium hathewayi in a patient with acute appendicitis

TitleBacteremia due to Clostridium hathewayi in a patient with acute appendicitis
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Issue Date2004
PublisherAmerican Society for Microbiology.
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Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, 2004, v. 42 n. 12, p. 5947-5949 How to Cite?
AbstractClostridium hathewayi is a newly described Clostridium species isolated from the feces of healthy human individuals, but its clinical significance is not known. We describe a case of human infection associated with C. hathewayi. The bacterium (strain HKU18) was isolated from the blood culture of a 39-year-old patient with acute gangrenous appendicitis complicated by septic shock. The cells were strictly anaerobic, nonmotile rods that stained gram negative. Conventional phenotypic tests and commercial identification systems failed to identify HKU18 to the species level. 16S rRNA gene analysis showed 1.4% nucleotide difference between the sequence of HKU18 and that of C. hathewayi, indicating that HKU18 was a strain of C. hathewayi. The patient responded to appendectomy and antibiotic treatment. 16S rRNA gene sequencing would be useful in further characterizing the clinical disease spectrum of C. hathewayi.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/49145
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dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, GKSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, AMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYiu, VPYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Clinical Microbiology, 2004, v. 42 n. 12, p. 5947-5949en_HK
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dc.description.abstractClostridium hathewayi is a newly described Clostridium species isolated from the feces of healthy human individuals, but its clinical significance is not known. We describe a case of human infection associated with C. hathewayi. The bacterium (strain HKU18) was isolated from the blood culture of a 39-year-old patient with acute gangrenous appendicitis complicated by septic shock. The cells were strictly anaerobic, nonmotile rods that stained gram negative. Conventional phenotypic tests and commercial identification systems failed to identify HKU18 to the species level. 16S rRNA gene analysis showed 1.4% nucleotide difference between the sequence of HKU18 and that of C. hathewayi, indicating that HKU18 was a strain of C. hathewayi. The patient responded to appendectomy and antibiotic treatment. 16S rRNA gene sequencing would be useful in further characterizing the clinical disease spectrum of C. hathewayi.en_HK
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dc.publisherAmerican Society for Microbiology.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of clinical microbiology. Copyright © American Society for Microbiology.en_HK
dc.rightsCopyright © American Society for Microbiology, Journal of clinical microbiology, 2004, v. 42 n. 12, p. 5947-5949en_HK
dc.subject.meshAppendicitis - complications - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshBacteremia - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshClostridium - classification - genetics - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshGram-Positive Bacterial Infections - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDNA, Ribosomal - analysisen_HK
dc.titleBacteremia due to Clostridium hathewayi in a patient with acute appendicitisen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1128/JCM.42.12.5947-5949.2004en_HK
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dc.identifier.pmcidPMC535298en_HK
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