Burkholderia pseudomallei Misidentified by Automated System
Published Date:Nov 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(11):1799-1801.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Description:After returning from Thailand, a 35-year-old man from Switzerland was hospitalized with an abscess of the head. Material cultured from the abscess and adjacent bone grew a gram-negative rod, which was misidentified by an automated microbiology system as Burkholderia cepacia. The organism was eventually identified by molecular methods as B. pseudomallei.
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