Bacteremia with the bovis group streptococci: species identification and association with infective endocarditis and with gastrointestinal disease.

@article{Marmolin2016BacteremiaWT,
  title={Bacteremia with the bovis group streptococci: species identification and association with infective endocarditis and with gastrointestinal disease.},
  author={Ea Sofie Marmolin and G N Hartmeyer and Jens J\orgen E Christensen and Xiaohui Chen Nielsen and Rimtas Dargis and Marianne Nielsine Skov and Elisa Knudsen and Michael A Kemp and Ulrik Stenz Justesen},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={239-42}
}
DNA sequencing of the intergenic spacer (ITS) region was used to identify 53 blood culture isolates that had previously been designated to the bovis group streptococci and clinical data was collected retrospectively from patients' records using a standardized protocol. ITS sequencing identified 19 (35.8%) isolates as Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus, 12 (22.6%) as S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus, two (3.8%) as S. gallolyticus subsp. macedonicus, seven (13.2%) as S. infantarius… CONTINUE READING
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