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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2010 Jul;16(7):1026-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.03029.x. Epub 2009 Aug 25.

A possible novel Francisella genomic species isolated from blood and urine of a patient with severe illness.

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Laboratorio de Espiroquetas y Patógenos Especiales, Servicio de Bacteriología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain. rescude@isciii.es

Abstract

Two identical isolates were recovered in pure culture from the blood and urine of a patient suffering from severe septicaemia associated with obstructive pyelonephritis secondary to lithotripsy. Preliminary phenotypic and genotypic characterizations based on serological, biochemical and sequence analyses following PCR amplification of selected gene regions indicate that this organism represents a potential new Francisella genomic species.

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