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From July 2003 through October 2004, 42 patients became infected by strains of Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides (genotype 1) in different departments of Juan Canalejo Hospital in northwest Spain. During 2006, 6 inpatients, also in different departments of the hospital, became infected (genotypes 2-4). Parenteral nutrition was the likely source.
Chronic granulomatous disease was diagnosed in a 10-year-old boy who, after some weeks' decline, developed acute respiratory distress leading to multiple organ failure and death. All microbiological analyses were negative, except two blood cultures from which the novel bacterium Granulibacter bethesdensis was isolated.
To the Editor: Bacteria of the genus Williamsia are mycolic acid–containing actinomycetes of the suborder Corynebacterineae (1). This suborder also includes the genera Gordonia, Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Corynebacterium, Rhodococcus, Dietzia, Skermania, Tsukamurella, and Turicella (2,3). Within the genus Williamsia, only 2 species have been reported:… (More)
We present a case of keratitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in a therapeutic contact lens user with trichiasis and symblepharon. This keratitis was initially diagnosed as caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans, but the strain was sent for species confirmation and the isolate was finally identified as S. maltophilia by means of 16S rDNA sequencing.… (More)