Detection of six copies of the capsulation b locus in a Haemophilus influenzae type b strain isolated from a splenectomized patient with fulminant septic shock

Marina Cerquetti, Rita Cardines, Maria Giufrè, Annalisa Castella, Monica Rebora, Paola Mastrantonio, Marta Luisa Ciofi Degli Atti

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Abstract

We report on the first detection of six copies of the capsulation b locus in a Haemophilus influenzae type b strain isolated from a splenectomized patient with fulminant septic shock associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation and death. The unusual amplification of the locus might have contributed to the rare and severe clinical presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-642
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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