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Isolation and characterization of atypical Listeria monocytogenes associated with a canine urinary tract infection.

Authors
  • Palerme, Jean-Sébastien1
  • Pan, Po Ching1
  • Parsons, Cameron T1
  • Kathariou, Sophia1
  • Ward, Todd J1
  • Jacob, Megan E2
  • 1 Departments of Clinical Sciences (Palerme, Pan), Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences (Parsons, Kathariou), and Population Health & Pathobiology (Jacob), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NCAgricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL (Ward).
  • 2 Departments of Clinical Sciences (Palerme, Pan), Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences (Parsons, Kathariou), and Population Health & Pathobiology (Jacob), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NCAgricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL (Ward) [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
Publication Date
September 2016
Volume
28
Issue
5
Pages
604–607
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1040638716661381
PMID: 27493137
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes, a well-described cause of encephalitis and abortion in ruminants and of food-borne illness in humans, is rarely associated with disease in companion animals. A case of urinary tract infection associated with an atypical, weakly hemolytic L. monocytogenes strain is described in a diabetic dog. The serotype of the L. monocytogenes isolate was determined to be 1/2a (3a), with the multilocus genotyping pattern 2.72_1/2a. A nucleotide substitution (Gly145Asp) was detected at residue 145 in the promoter prfA region. This residue is within the critical helix-turn-helix motif of PrfA. The source of the L. monocytogenes strain remains unknown, and the dog recovered after a 4-week course of cephalexin (30 mg/kg orally twice daily).

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