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A case of bacteremia caused by Hafnia paralvei.
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PMID:  21553084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The genus Hafnia, a member of the Enterobacteriaceae, is widespread in nature and rarely causes human infection. We describe a case of an 85-year-old Japanese man hospitalized consequent to suspected cholecystitis, in which Hafnia sp. was recovered from the blood culture concomitantly with Enterococcus faecalis. Sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence and phenotyping with ID 32 E revealed that the recovered Hafnia sp. was considered to be Hafnia alvei genomosp. 2 (ATCC 29927), recently reclassified as Hafnia paralvei. The patient recovered uneventfully with antimicrobial therapies.
Hanako Osuka; Shigemi Hitomi; Hiroshi Koganemaru; Tsuyoshi Kaneko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7780     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608375     Medline TA:  J Infect Chemother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tsukuba University Hospital, 2-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8576, Japan.
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