First case of human bacteraemia by Catabacter hongkongensis in Scandinavia
2017 (English)In: New Microbes and New Infections, ISSN 2052-2975, Vol. 15, 6-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Catabacter hongkongensis was isolated and cultured from human blood for the first time in Scandinavia. The patient, an 83 year old man from Dalarna, Sweden, recovered without antibiotic treatment while a high mortality rate associated with Catabacter hongkongensis infections was reported from China, Canada, and France. The genome of the strain ABBA15k was sequenced, assembled, and analyzed. In contrast to the type strain of the species HKU16T no antibiotic resistance was observed in Scandinavian strain ABBA15k. The strain was deposited as CCUG 68271 and the draft genome sequence is available from DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession number LLYX00000000.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 15, 6-8 p.
Antibiotic resistance; bacteraemia; Catabacter hongkongensis; infection control; whole genome sequencing
Microbiology in the medical area
Research subject Clinical Bacteriology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306880DOI: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.09.015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-306880DiVA: diva2:1044581