The First Case of Eggerthella lenta Bacteremia in Korea

  title={The First Case of Eggerthella lenta Bacteremia in Korea},
  author={H. J. Lee and S. Hong and W. Choi and E. Kim},
  journal={Annals of Laboratory Medicine},
  pages={177 - 179}
Eggerthella lenta, previously Eubacterium lentum, is a non-motile, non-spore-forming anaerobic gram-positive bacillus. In 1999, the designation Eggerthella gen. nov. (named in honor of Arnold Eggerth, who published the first description) was proposed as a substitute for Eubacterium lentum on the basis of 16S rRNA gene analysis and G+C content comparisons, and Eggerthella lenta was only species in that genus [1, 2]. To date, 2 species, Eggerthella lenta and Eggerthella sinensis, have been… Expand


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