A cavitary pneumonia caused by leptotrichia species in an immunocompetent patient.

Authors:
Tze Shien Lo

Infect Dis Rep 2012 Jan 10;4(1):e24. Epub 2012 Apr 10.

Section of Infectious Disease, VA Medical Center; ; Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo, ND, USA.

Leptotrichia species (LS) is an anaerobic Gram negative bacillus in the Bacteroidaceae family and part of the normal human oral flora. It is rarely pathogenic, but occasionally causes diseases in immunocompromised hosts. I am reporting a case of cavitary pneumonia caused by LS in an immunocompetent host.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/idr.2012.e24DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3892657PMC
January 2012

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