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Bordetella holmesii meningitis in an asplenic patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  22556329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bordetella holmesii is a slow-growing, gram-negative, non-oxidizing, brown soluble pigment-producing bacillus, originally described by Wayant et al. as CDC nonoxidizer group 2 (NO-2) (Weyant et al., 1995). It has recently been shown that B. holmesii may be isolated from nasopharyngeal specimens of up to 20% of patients with pertussis-like symptoms (Njamkepo et al., 2011 & Mazengia et al., 2000). However, invasive B. holmesii has rarely been reported and in the vast majority of cases, the patients were immune deficient, mostly as a result of splenectomy or functional asplenia. Clinical presentations have included endocarditis, pneumonia, cellulitis, suppurative arthritis, pyelonephritis and septicemia but no previous reports have documented meningitis secondary to this organism. Here we report what we believe to be the first clinical description of an adult with B. holmesii meningitis and bacteremia with a brief review of published cases.
Dan M Livovsky; David Leibowitz; Carlos Hidalgo-Grass; Violeta Temper; Shaden Salameh; Maya Korem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5644     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Hadassah - Hebrew Univiersity Medical Center, Mount Scopus;
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