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    ABSTRACT: Nocardiopsis dassonvillei is an environmental aerobic actinomycete producing a funguslike mycelium and aerial hyphae. Here we report the first Nocardiopsis dassonvillei isolated from a blood sample from a 3-year-old child hospitalized with fever, respiratory difficulty and cough. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time this organism has been detected in the BacT/Alert system. This Nocardiopsis was designated Nocardiopsis dassonvillei based on morphological and physiological tests.
    American journal of infectious diseases 01/2005; DOI:10.3844/ajidsp.2005.1.4
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    ABSTRACT: Nine premature infants developed early onset sepsis and/or pneumonia with Haemophilus influenzae during a period of 53 months (January 2000 -May 2004). Their respiratory problems were pneumonia-like rather than classic respiratory distress syndrome. In 8 of the cases, the pathogen was a beta-lactamase-negative, nontypable H. influenzae. In the remaining case, the Haemophilus identified was type d. Before January 2000, no case of beta-lactamase-negative, nontypable H. influenzae sepsis or pneumonia had been recorded.
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 12/2004; 23(11):1061-2. DOI:10.1097/01.inf.0000143650.52692.42 · 2.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Flavimonas oryzihabitans is rarely reported as a pathogen in human infections and is related to opportunistic infection. Previously reported cases of infections caused by this bacterium were nosocomially acquired, including bacteraemia in critically ill patients, catheter-related infection, and peritonitis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Three cases of F. oryzihabitans infection are presented, 1 of which was sinusitis and 2 were nosocomially acquired bacteraemia. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of sinusitis infection due to F. oryzihabitans induced by prosthetic material. Isolates from the 2 bacteraemic patients were susceptible to tazobactam, ceftazidime, cefepime, aztreonam, gentamicin, amikacin, imipenem, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, but resistant to cephazolin, cefuroxime and trimethoprim. The isolate from the sinus was susceptible to gentamicin, amikacin, tetracycline, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. After appropriate treatment all the patients recovered and no longer showed signs of the pathogen.
    Infectious Diseases 02/2003; 35(6-7):411-4. DOI:10.1080/00365540310012208 · 1.50 Impact Factor