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Volume 52(10);  October 2014

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Photo Quiz

Photo Quiz: Multiple Skin Lesions on a 9-Year-Old Boy Returning from Mali
E. Farfour, E. Badell, L. Jacques Natali, M. A. Dommergues, S. Blot, N. Guiso, B. Pangon, P. Foucaud
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3523. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00779-13
Answer to October 2014 Photo Quiz
E. Farfour, E. Badell, L. Jacques Natali, M. A. Dommergues, S. Blot, N. Guiso, B. Pangon, P. Foucaud
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3832–3833. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00780-13


Current Status of Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Human Sarcocystosis
Casper Sahl Poulsen, Christen Rune Stensvold
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3524–3530. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00955-14


Performance of Two Resin-Containing Blood Culture Media in Detection of Bloodstream Infections and in Direct Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) Broth Assays for Isolate Identification: Clinical Comparison of the BacT/Alert Plus and Bactec Plus Systems
Barbara Fiori, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Viviana Di Florio, Flavio De Maio, Giulia De Angelis, Alessia Giaquinto, Lara Campana, Eloisa Tanzarella, Mario Tumbarello, Massimo Antonelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Teresa Spanu
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3558–3567. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01171-14
Evaluation of 16S rRNA Gene PCR Sensitivity and Specificity for Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection: a Prospective Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study
Pascale Bémer, Chloé Plouzeau, Didier Tande, Julie Léger, Bruno Giraudeau, Anne Sophie Valentin, Anne Jolivet-Gougeon, Pascal Vincent, Stéphane Corvec, Sophie Gibaud, Marie Emmanuelle Juvin, Genevieve Héry-Arnaud, Carole Lemarié, Marie Kempf, Laurent Bret, Roland Quentin, Carine Coffre, Gonzague de Pinieux, Louis Bernard, Christophe Burucoa
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3583–3589. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01459-14
Endotracheal Aspirate and Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Analysis: Interchangeable Diagnostic Modalities in Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?
Johannes B. J. Scholte, Helke A. van Dessel, Catharina F. M. Linssen, Dennis C. J. J. Bergmans, Paul H. M. Savelkoul, Paul M. H. J. Roekaerts, Walther N. K. A. van Mook
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3597–3604. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01494-14
Analysis of Culture-Dependent versus Culture-Independent Techniques for Identification of Bacteria in Clinically Obtained Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Robert P. Dickson, John R. Erb-Downward, Hallie C. Prescott, Fernando J. Martinez, Jeffrey L. Curtis, Vibha N. Lama, Gary B. Huffnagle
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3605–3613. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01028-14
Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli: a Single-Center, 11-Year Pediatric Experience
Emily I. Schindler, Patricia Sellenriek, Gregory A. Storch, Phillip I. Tarr, Carey-Ann D. Burnham
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3647–3653. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01231-14
Comparative Evaluation of Two Commercial Multiplex Panels for Detection of Gastrointestinal Pathogens by Use of Clinical Stool Specimens
Reeti Khare, Mark J. Espy, Elizabeth Cebelinski, David Boxrud, Lynne M. Sloan, Scott A. Cunningham, Bobbi S. Pritt, Robin Patel, Matthew J. Binnicker
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3667–3673. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01637-14
Integrating Forecast Probabilities in Antibiograms: a Way To Guide Antimicrobial Prescriptions More Reliably?
Florian P. Maurer, Patrice Courvalin, Erik C. Böttger, Michael Hombach
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3674–3684. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01645-14
Rapid Detection of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae from Urine Samples by Use of the ESBL NDP Test
Laurent Dortet, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3701–3706. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01578-14
Mupirocin-Induced Mutations in ileS in Various Genetic Backgrounds of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Andie S. Lee, Yann Gizard, Joanna Empel, Eve-Julie Bonetti, Stephan Harbarth, Patrice François
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3749–3754. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01010-14
Collection and Characterization of Samples for Establishment of a Serum Repository for Lyme Disease Diagnostic Test Development and Evaluation
Claudia R. Molins, Christopher Sexton, John W. Young, Laura V. Ashton, Ryan Pappert, Charles B. Beard, Martin E. Schriefer
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3755–3762. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01409-14
Use of the BacT/Alert System for Rapid Detection of Microbial Contamination in a Pilot Study Using Pancreatic Islet Cell Products
Laura Murray, Neil McGowan, John Fleming, Laura Bailey
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3769–3771. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00447-14
Using Crude Whole-Genome Assemblies of Neisseria gonorrhoeae as a Platform for Strain Analysis: Clonal Spread of Gonorrhea Infection in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sinisa Vidovic, Carolyn Caron, Ali Taheri, Sidharath D. Thakur, Timothy D. Read, Anthony Kusalik, Jo-Anne R. Dillon
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3772–3776. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01502-14
The β-Lacta Test for Direct Detection of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Urine
Salah Gallah, Dominique Decré, Nathalie Genel, Guillaume Arlet
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3792–3794. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01629-14
Evaluation of the Nanosphere Verigene BC-GN Assay for Direct Identification of Gram-Negative Bacilli and Antibiotic Resistance Markers from Positive Blood Cultures and Potential Impact for More-Rapid Antibiotic Interventions
Joseph T. Hill, Kim-Dung T. Tran, Karen L. Barton, Matthew J. Labreche, Susan E. Sharp
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3805–3807. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01537-14
To Add or Not To Add Polysorbate 80: Impact on Colistin MICs for Clinical Strains of Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Quality Controls
Christina A. Sutherland, David P. Nicolau
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3810. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01454-14

Chlamydiology and Rickettsiology

Genetic Identification of Rickettsial Isolates from Fatal Cases of Brazilian Spotted Fever and Comparison with Rickettsia rickettsii Isolates from the American Continents
Marcelo B. Labruna, Fabiana C. P. Santos, Maria Ogrzewalska, Elvira M. M. Nascimento, Silvia Colombo, Arlei Marcili, Rodrigo N. Angerami
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3788–3791. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01914-14
Comparison of Flocked and Aptima Swabs and Two Specimen Transport Media in the Aptima Combo 2 Assay
Jenny Li, Dan Jang, Jodi Gilchrist, Marek Smieja, Ruth Ewert, Cindy MacRitchie, Max Chernesky
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3808–3809. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01614-14

Mycobacteriology and Aerobic Actinomycetes

Rebecca M. Davidson, Nabeeh A. Hasan, Paul R. Reynolds, Sarah Totten, Benjamin Garcia, Adrah Levin, Preveen Ramamoorthy, Leonid Heifets, Charles L. Daley, Michael Strong
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3573–3582. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01144-14
Rapid Inactivation of Mycobacterium and Nocardia Species before Identification Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry
W. Michael Dunne, Jr., Kirk Doing, Elizabeth Miller, Eric Miller, Erik Moreno, Mehdi Baghli, Sandrine Mailler, Victoria Girard, Alex van Belkum, Parampal Deol
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3654–3659. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01728-14
Comparison of Amplicor and GeneXpert MTB/RIF Tests for Diagnosis of Tuberculous Meningitis
Vinod B. Patel, Cathy Connolly, Ravesh Singh, Laura Lenders, Brian Matinyenya, Grant Theron, Thumbi Ndung'u, Keertan Dheda
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3777–3780. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01235-14
Whole-Genome Sequencing of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Manila Sublineage Results in Less Clustering and Better Resolution than Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive-Unit–Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat (MIRU-VNTR) Typing and Spoligotyping
F. B. Jamieson, S. Teatero, J. L. Guthrie, A. Neemuchwala, N. Fittipaldi, C. Mehaffy
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3795–3798. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01726-14


Three Isothermal Amplification Techniques for Rapid Identification of Cladophialophora carrionii, an Agent of Human Chromoblastomycosis
Shuwen Deng, G. Sybren de Hoog, Weihua Pan, Min Chen, A. H. G. Gerrits van den Ende, Liyue Yang, Jiufeng Sun, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Wanqing Liao, Ruoyu Li
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3531–3535. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01033-14
P. Lewis White, Samantha J. Hibbitts, Michael D. Perry, Julie Green, Emma Stirling, Luke Woodford, Graeme McNay, Ross Stevenson, Rosemary A. Barnes
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3536–3543. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01135-14
Cryptic and Rare Aspergillus Species in Brazil: Prevalence in Clinical Samples and In Vitro Susceptibility to Triazoles
C. E. Negri, S. S. Gonçalves, H. Xafranski, M. D. Bergamasco, V. R. Aquino, P. T. O. Castro, A. L. Colombo
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3633–3640. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01582-14
Genetic Relatedness versus Biological Compatibility between Aspergillus fumigatus and Related Species
Janyce A. Sugui, Stephen W. Peterson, Abigail Figat, Bryan Hansen, Robert A. Samson, Emilia Mellado, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Kyung J. Kwon-Chung
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3707–3721. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01704-14
PCR in Diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis: a Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Performance
Marios Arvanitis, Panayiotis D. Ziakas, Ioannis M. Zacharioudakis, Fainareti N. Zervou, Angela M. Caliendo, Eleftherios Mylonakis
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3731–3742. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01365-14


False-Positive Results for Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Patients with Rheumatoid Factor
Jong-Han Lee, Jin Woo Jang, Chi Hun Cho, Ju Yeon Kim, Eun Taek Han, Seung Gyu Yun, Chae Seung Lim
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3784–3787. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01797-14


Evaluation of Performance and Acceptability of Two Rapid Oral Fluid Tests for HIV Detection in Mozambique
Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Cristina Raposo, Ilesh V. Jani, Daniel Shodell, Della Correia, Cristiane Gonçalves da Silva, Mireille Kalou, Hetal Patel, Bharat Parekh
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3544–3548. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01098-14
Detection of Respiratory Viruses in Sputum from Adults by Use of Automated Multiplex PCR
Angela R. Branche, Edward E. Walsh, Maria A. Formica, Ann R. Falsey
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3590–3596. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01523-14
Performance Comparison of the Versant HCV Genotype 2.0 Assay (LiPA) and the Abbott Realtime HCV Genotype II Assay for Detecting Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 6
Ruifeng Yang, Xu Cong, Shaocai Du, Ran Fei, Huiying Rao, Lai Wei
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3685–3692. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00882-14
Exploring the Potential of Next-Generation Sequencing in Detection of Respiratory Viruses
Slinporn Prachayangprecha, Claudia M. E. Schapendonk, Marion P. Koopmans, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, Anita C. Schürch, Suzan D. Pas, Annemiek A. van der Eijk, Yong Poovorawan, Bart L. Haagmans, Saskia L. Smits
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3722–3730. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01641-14
Poor Performance of the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Fourth-Generation Rapid Test for Detection of Acute Infections in a National Household Survey in Swaziland
Yen T. Duong, Yvonne Mavengere, Hetal Patel, Carole Moore, Julius Manjengwa, Dumile Sibandze, Christopher Rasberry, Charmaine Mlambo, Zhi Li, Lynda Emel, Naomi Bock, Jan Moore, Rejoice Nkambule, Jessica Justman, Jason Reed, George Bicego, Dennis L. Ellenberger, John N. Nkengasong, Bharat S. Parekh
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3743–3748. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01989-14
Comparative Evaluation of Three Commercial Systems for Detection of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Cervical and Vaginal ThinPrep PreservCyt Samples and Correlation with Biopsy Results
M. J. Binnicker, B. S. Pritt, B. J. Duresko, M. J. Espy, T. E. Grys, M. A. Zarka, S. E. Kerr, M. R. Henry
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3763–3768. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01928-14
Comparison of Two Commercial Real-Time PCR Assays for Detection of Dengue Virus in Patient Serum Samples
J. Saengsawang, O. Nathalang, M. Kamonsil, V. Watanaveeradej
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3781–3783. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01870-14
Clinical Validation of the Lyra Direct HSV 1+2/VZV Assay for Simultaneous Detection and Differentiation of Three Herpesviruses in Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Lesions
Feinan Fan, Jeffrey Stiles, Albina Mikhlina, Xuedong Lu, N. Esther Babady, Yi-Wei Tang
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3799–3801. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02098-14
Commutability of the Epstein-Barr Virus WHO International Standard across Two Quantitative PCR Methods
Janaki Abeynayake, Ryan Johnson, Paolo Libiran, Malaya K. Sahoo, Hongbin Cao, Raffick Bowen, K. C. Allen Chan, Quynh-Thu Le, Benjamin A. Pinsky
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3802–3804. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01676-14

Clinical Veterinary Microbiology

Population Analysis of Streptococcus suis Isolates from Slaughtered Swine by Use of Minimum Core Genome Sequence Typing
Han Zheng, Shaobo Ji, Ruiting Lan, Zhijie Liu, Xuemei Bai, Wen Zhang, Marcelo Gottschalk, Jianguo Xu
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3568–3572. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00536-14
Fatal Systemic Necrotizing Infections Associated with a Novel Paramyxovirus, Anaconda Paramyxovirus, in Green Anaconda Juveniles
Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Paolo Martelli, Suk-Wai Hui, Candy C. Y. Lau, Rachel Y. Y. Fan, Joseph M. Groff, Emily W. T. Tam, Kwok-Hung Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3614–3623. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01653-14
Amikacin Resistance in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Isolated from Dogs
R. M. Gold, N. D. Cohen, S. D. Lawhon
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3641–3646. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01253-14


Molecular Epidemiology of the Pertussis Epidemic in Washington State in 2012
Katherine E. Bowden, Margaret M. Williams, Pamela K. Cassiday, Andrea Milton, Lucia Pawloski, Marsenia Harrison, Stacey W. Martin, Sarah Meyer, Xuan Qin, Chas DeBolt, Azadeh Tasslimi, Nusrat Syed, Ronald Sorrell, Mike Tran, Brian Hiatt, Maria Lucia Tondella
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3549–3557. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01189-14
Multi-Virulence-Locus Sequence Typing of Staphylococcus lugdunensis Generates Results Consistent with a Clonal Population Structure and Is Reliable for Epidemiological Typing
Jennifer Didi, Ludovic Lemée, Laure Gibert, Jean-Louis Pons, Martine Pestel-Caron
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3624–3632. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01370-14
Clinical Characteristics Associated with Mycoplasma genitalium among Female Sex Workers in Nairobi, Kenya
Ayodele Gomih-Alakija, Jie Ting, Nelly Mugo, Jessie Kwatampora, Damon Getman, Michael Chitwa, Suha Patel, Mugdha Gokhale, Joshua Kimani, Frieda S. Behets, Jennifer S. Smith
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3660–3666. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00850-14
Molecular Typing of Treponema pallidum in the Czech Republic during 2011 to 2013: Increased Prevalence of Identified Genotypes and of Isolates with Macrolide Resistance
Linda Grillová, Helena Pĕtrošová, Lenka Mikalová, Radim Strnadel, Eliška Dastychová, Ivana Kuklová, Martina Kojanová, Miluše Kreidlová, Daniela Vaňousová, Jana Hercogová, Přemysl Procházka, Hana Zákoucká, Alena Krchňáková, Vladimír Vašků, David Šmajs
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3693–3700. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01292-14

Case Reports

Detection of Mycobacterium leprae by PCR Testing of Sputa from a Patient with Pulmonary Cryptococcus Coinfection in Northern Australia
Laura J. Edwards, Ric N. Price, Vicki L. Krause, Sarah E. Huffam, Maria Globan, Janet Fyfe, Krispin M. Hajkowicz
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3811–3812. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01060-14
Lumbar Discitis Caused by Clostridium perfringens
Romain Lotte, M. R. Popoff, Nicolas Degand, Laurene Lotte, Philippe Bouvet, Guillaume Baudin, Eric Cua, Pierre-Marie Roger, Raymond Ruimy
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3813–3815. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00983-14
Interspecies Transfer of blaIMP-4 in a Patient with Prolonged Colonization by IMP-4-Producing Enterobacteriaceae
Hanna E. Sidjabat, Claire Heney, Narelle M. George, Graeme R. Nimmo, David L. Paterson
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3816–3818. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01491-14
Nguyen Phu Huong Lan, Tran Vu Thieu Nga, Nguyen Thi Thu Yen, Le Thi Dung, Ha Thanh Tuyen, James I. Campbell, Jamie Whitehorn, Guy Thwaites, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Stephen Baker
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3819–3821. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01915-14

Letters to the Editor

Unusual Detection of an Acinetobacter Class D Carbapenemase Gene, blaOXA-23, in a Clinical Escherichia coli Isolate
My-Van La, Roland Jureen, Raymond T. P. Lin, Jeanette W. P. Teo
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3822–3823. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01566-14
Using Genomics To Standardize Population Analysis Profile-Area under the Curve Ratio for Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
Timothy D. Read, Sarah W. Satola
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3824–3826. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01536-14
Evaluation of Disk Potentiation Test Using Kirby-Bauer Disks Containing High-Dosage Fosfomycin and Glucose-6-Phosphate To Detect Production of Glutathione S-Transferase Responsible for Fosfomycin Resistance
Jun-ichi Wachino, Kouji Kimura, Keiko Yamada, Wanchun Jin, Yoshichika Arakawa
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3827–3828. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01805-14
Molecular Phylogeny of Coxsackievirus A16
Ting Sun, Yiming Liu, Yanjun Zhang, Linfu Zhou
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3829–3830. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01330-14


Editorial Board
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): A1. doi: 10.1128/JCM.masthead.52-10

Author Correction

Adam P. Barker, Keith E. Simmon, Sam Cohen, Audrey Schuetz, E. Susan Slechta, Mark A. Fisher, Robert Schlaberg
J Clin Microbiol. Oct 2014; 52(10): 3831. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01669-14

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