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J Infect Dis. 1977 Jan;135(1):103-7.

Wound infection by an indigenous Pseudomonas pseudomallei-like organism isolated from the soil: case report and epidemiologic study.


A 27-year-old farmer in the Oklahoma panhandle was pinned under his overturned tractor for 2 hr and received superficial and deep lacerations. He contracted an infection of a pelvic wound with an organism that had cultural and biochemical characteristics identical to those of Pseudomonas pseudomallei. Identical organisms were recovered from soil taken from the site of the accident. The organism isolated from the wound proved to be less virulent in guinea pigs than usual laboratory strains of P. pseudomallei; fatty acid analysis showed a distinctly different pattern from that of laboratory strains of P. pseudomallei. The infecting organism may be a variant of P. pseudomallei or a new species of Pseudomonas.

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