Bloodstream infections due to Peptoniphilus spp.: report of 15 cases

  title={Bloodstream infections due to Peptoniphilus spp.: report of 15 cases},
  author={Keturah E. Brown and Deirdre Church and Tarah Lynch and Daniel G Gregson},
  booktitle={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
Peptoniphilus spp. are Gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC) that were formerly classified in the genus Peptostreptococcus. This study describes 15 cases of Peptoniphilus spp. bloodstream infection (BSI) diagnosed from 2007 to 2011 using 16S rDNA sequencing in patients with pneumonia, pre-term delivery, soft tissue infection or colon or bladder disease. Seven out of 15 (47%) of these cases had polymicrobial BSIs. One of the isolates was closely related to P. duerdenii (EU526290), while the other… CONTINUE READING
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