Leptotrichia species in human infections.

  title={Leptotrichia species in human infections.},
  author={Emenike Ribs K Eribe and Ingar Olsen},
  volume={14 3},
Leptotrichia species typically colonize the oral cavity and genitourinary tract. These anaerobic bacteria belong to the normal flora of humans and are seldom found in clinically significant specimens. However, on rare occasions, Leptotrichia has been isolated from blood cultures of patients with lesions in the oral mucosa, in particular from patients with neutropenia. These organisms should be considered potential pathogens in neutropenic patients, especially when breaks in the mucosal barriers… CONTINUE READING


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