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Isolation of Providencia heimbachae from Human Feces

Authors
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
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PMC
Keywords
  • Bacteriology
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Abstract

Providencia heimbachae was first described in 1986. It has been isolated from penguin feces and an aborted bovine fetus. To date, there has been no reported isolation of this organism from human specimens. We now report the isolation of P. heimbachae from the stool of a 23-year-old woman with idiopathic diarrhea. The identity of the human strain was determined biochemically and by DNA relatedness to the type strain of P. heimbachae.

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