Characterization of Haemophilus segnis, an Important Cause of Bacteremia, by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing

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Author(s)

  • Susanna K. P. Lau
  • Patrick C. Y. Woo
  • Jade L. L. Teng
  • Victoria K. P. Tam
  • Katie K. H. Chan
  • Kwok-Yung Yuen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-880
Journal / PublicationJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We describe the application of 16S rRNA gene sequencing in defining eight cases of bacteremia due to Haemophilus species other than Haemophilus influenzae (non-H. influenzae bacteremia) during a 7-year period. The first case of acute pyelonephritis due to Haemophilus segnis is also reported. In contrast to the extremely rare incidence of H. segnis infections reported previously, our results suggested that H. segnis is an important cause of non-H. influenzae bacteremia.

Citation Format(s)

Characterization of Haemophilus segnis, an Important Cause of Bacteremia, by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing. / Lau, Susanna K. P.; Woo, Patrick C. Y.; Mok, Mo-Yin; Teng, Jade L. L.; Tam, Victoria K. P.; Chan, Katie K. H.; Yuen, Kwok-Yung.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 42, No. 2, 02.2004, p. 877-880.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review