First human case of meningitis and sepsis in a child caused by actinobacillus suis or actinobacillus equuli

Carlotta Montagnani, Patrizia Pecile, Maria Moriondo, Patrizia Petricci, Sabrina Becciani, Elena Chiappini, Giuseppe Indolfi, Gian Maria Rossolini, Chiara Azzari, Maurizio De Martino, Luisa Galli

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Abstract

We report the first human case of meningitis and sepsis caused in a child by Actinobacillus suis or A. equuli, a common opportunistic pathogen of swine or horses, respectively. Identification was performed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and real-time PCR assay. A previous visit to a farm was suspected as the source of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1990-1992
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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