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Bloodstream infection caused by Bacteroides denticanum, a close relative of Bacteroides pyogenes, misidentified by MALDI TOF- mass spectrometry
- Tkadlec, Jan, Krutova, Marcela, Matejkova, Jana, Nyc, Otakar, Drevinek, Pavel
- Anaerobe 2018 v.54 pp. 23-25
- Bacteroides, bites and stings, blood flow, dogs, matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry, new species, ribosomal RNA, sequence analysis
- Bacteroides pyogenes can cause infections in humans. We describe a case of bloodstream infection caused by Bacteroides denticanum that probably originated from a dog bite. MALDI-TOF MS misidentified this new species as B. pyogenes. Subsequent analysis using the 16S rRNA sequencing approach identified the species as B. denticanum.