Direct Whole-Genome Sequencing of Cutaneous Strains of Haemophilus ducreyi.

Authors:
Michael Marks
Michael Marks
University of Colorado
United States
Maria Fookes
Maria Fookes
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
United Kingdom
Josef Wagner
Josef Wagner
Royal Children's Hospital
Australia
Rosanna Ghinai
Rosanna Ghinai
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Oliver Sokana
Oliver Sokana
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Anthony W Solomon
Anthony W Solomon
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom

Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Apr;24(4):786-789

Haemophilus ducreyi, which causes chancroid, has emerged as a cause of pediatric skin disease. Isolation of H. ducreyi in low-income settings is challenging, limiting phylogenetic investigation. Next-generation sequencing demonstrates that cutaneous strains arise from class I and II H. ducreyi clades and that class II may represent a distinct subspecies.

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