Bilophila wadsworthia: a unique Gram-negative anaerobic rod.

  title={Bilophila wadsworthia: a unique Gram-negative anaerobic rod.},
  author={Ellen Jo Baron},
  volume={3 2-3},
  • E. Baron
  • Published 1 April 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Anaerobe
Although comprising less than 0.01% of the normal human gastrointestinal microbiota, Bilophila wadsworthia is the third most common anaerobe recovered from clinical material obtained from patients with perforated and gangrenous appendicitis. Since its discovery in 1988, B. wadsworthia has been recovered from clinical specimens associated with a variety of infections, including sepsis, liver abscesses, cholecystitis, Fournier's gangrene, soft tissue abscesses, empyema, osteomyelitis… 

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