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J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Feb;53(2):719-21. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02841-14. Epub 2014 Nov 26.

First human systemic infection caused by Spiroplasma.

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1
Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain.
2
Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain marmasiac@gmail.com.
3
Microbiology Service, Hospital General de Elche, Alicante, Spain.
4
Rheumatology Section, Hospital General de Elche, Alicante, Spain.

Abstract

Spiroplasma species are organisms that normally colonize plants and insects. We describe the first case of human systemic infection caused by Spiroplasma bacteria in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia undergoing treatment with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic agents. Spiroplasma turonicum was identified through molecular methods in several blood cultures. The infection was successfully treated with doxycycline plus levofloxacin.

PMID:
25428150
PMCID:
PMC4298541
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02841-14
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