Severe pneumonia with Leptotrichia sp. detected predominantly in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid by use of 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis

Toshinori Kawanami, Kazumasa Fukuda, Kazuhiro Yatera, Takashi Kido, Chiharu Yoshii, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Masamitsu Kido

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Abstract

We present the first case of severe pneumonia possibly caused by Leptotrichia species with oral bacteria. This was found in a healthy but elderly subject whose bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was analyzed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis. The combination of this method and microscopic observation provided useful information for diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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