Catalase-negative Actinomyces neuii subsp neuii isolated from an infected mammary prosthesis

Citation
S. Brunner et al., Catalase-negative Actinomyces neuii subsp neuii isolated from an infected mammary prosthesis, INT J MED M, 290(3), 2000, pp. 285-287
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
1438-4221 → ACNP
Volume
290
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
285 - 287
Database
ISI
SICI code
1438-4221(200007)290:3<285:CANSNI>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
In this case report a catalase-negative strain of Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii is described as the possible: causative agent of an infected mammary prosthesis. DNA hybridization studies and 16S rRNA analysis confirmed that the strain belongs to the species Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii. Since thi s strain is the first A. neuii subsp. neuii strain reported to be catalase negative, the catalase reaction should oct longer be considered a key react ion for the diagnosis of this species but must be interpreted in conjunctio n with other characteristics.