We describe the first clinical isolate of Bordetella petrii from a patient with mandibular osteomyelitis. The only previously documented isolation of B. petrii occurred after the initial culture of a single strain from an environmental source.
We describe melioidosis associated with travel to Nigeria in a woman with diabetes, a major predisposing factor for this infection. With the prevalence of diabetes projected to increase dramatically in many developing countries, the global reach of melioidosis may expand.
Correspondence Activity of the oxazolidinones AZD2563 and linezolid against Corynebacterium jeikeium and other Corynebacterium spp. Sir, Aerobic diphtheroids are commonly isolated from clinical specimens, but were long dismissed as contaminants. This view changed in the 1970s when several groups reported cases of sepsis caused by a previously undescribed… (More)