Fatal sepsis caused by an unusual Klebsiella species that was misidentified by an automated identification system

Masafumi Seki, Kazuyoshi Gotoh, Shota Nakamura, Yukihiro Akeda, Tadashi Yoshii, Shinichi Miyaguchi, Hidenori Inohara, Toshihiro Horii, Kazunori Oishi, Tetsuya Iida, Kazunori Tomono

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Abstract

This is a description of fatal sepsis caused by infection with Klebsiella variicola, which is an isolate genetically related to Klebsiella pneumoniae. The patient's condition was incorrectly diagnosed as common sepsis caused by K. pneumoniae, which was identified using an automated identification system, but next-generation sequencing and the non-fermentation of adonitol finally identified the cause of sepsis as K. variicola.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-803
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume62
Issue numberPART5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Seki, M., Gotoh, K., Nakamura, S., Akeda, Y., Yoshii, T., Miyaguchi, S., Inohara, H., Horii, T., Oishi, K., Iida, T., & Tomono, K. (2013). Fatal sepsis caused by an unusual Klebsiella species that was misidentified by an automated identification system. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 62(PART5), 801-803. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.051334-0