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JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY Volume 45

February 2007

No. 2

BACTERIOLOGY Prevalence and Antibacterial Susceptibility of mef(A)Positive Macrolide-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae over 4 Years (2000 to 2004) of the PROTEKT US Study

David J. Farrell, Thomas M. File, and Stephen G. Jenkins

290–293

Molecular Epidemiology of Metallo-␤-Lactamase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the Calgary Health Region: Emergence of VIM-2-Producing Isolates

Johann D. D. Pitout, Barbara L. Chow, Daniel B. Gregson, Kevin B. Laupland, Sameer Elsayed, and Deirdre L. Church

294–298

Controlled Clinical Comparison of VersaTREK and BacT/ ALERT Blood Culture Systems

Stanley Mirrett, Kimberly E. Hanson, and L. Barth Reller

299–302

Rapid Detection of Point Mutations Conferring Resistance to Fluoroquinolone in gyrA of Helicobacter pylori by AlleleSpecific PCR

Toshihiro Nishizawa, Hidekazu Suzuki, Ayako Umezawa, Hiroe Muraoka, Eisuke Iwasaki, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, Intetsu Kobayashi, and Toshifumi Hibi

303–305

Antibiotic-Resistant Invasive Pneumococcal Clones in Italy

Giovanni Gherardi, Loredana Fallico, Maria Del Grosso, Federica Bonanni, Fabio D’Ambrosio, Riccardo Manganelli, Giorgio Palu `, Giordano Dicuonzo, and Annalisa Pantosti

306–312

A Multicenter Study Evaluating the Current Strategies for Isolating Staphylococcus aureus Strains with Reduced Susceptibility to Glycopeptides

Mandy Wootton, Alasdair P. MacGowan, Timothy R. Walsh, and Robin A. Howe

329–332

Identification of Sequence Diversity in the Escherichia coli fliC Genes Encoding Flagellar Types H8 and H40 and Its Use in Typing of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli O8, O22, O111, O174, and O179 Strains

Lothar Beutin and Eckhard Strauch

333–339

Comparison of Disk Diffusion, VITEK 2, and Broth Microdilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Results for Unusual Species of Enterobacteriaceae

Nimalie D. Stone, Caroline M. O’Hara, Portia P. Williams, John E. McGowan, Jr., and Fred C. Tenover

340–346

Detection and Differentiation of Bordetella spp. by Real-Time PCR

Christoph Koidl, Michael Bozic, Anja Burmeister, Markus Hess, Egon Marth, and Harald H. Kessler

347–350

Fast DNA Serotyping of Escherichia coli by Use of an Oligonucleotide Microarray

Karin Ballmer, Bozena M. Korczak, Peter Kuhnert, Peter Slickers, Ralf Ehricht, and Herbert Ha¨chler

370–379

Temperate Bacteriophages Affect Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis Patterns of Campylobacter jejuni

Connie Barton, Lai-King Ng, Shaun D. Tyler, and Clifford G. Clark

386–391

Catabacter hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov., Isolated from Blood Cultures of Patients from Hong Kong and Canada

Susanna K. P. Lau, Alan McNabb, Gibson K. S. Woo, Linda Hoang, Ami M. Y. Fung, Liliane M. W. Chung, Patrick C. Y. Woo, and Kwok-Yung Yuen

395–401

Conjugative Transfer of Chromosomally Encoded Antibiotic Resistance from Helicobacter pylori to Campylobacter jejuni

Omar A. Oyarzabal, Roland Rad, and Steffen Backert

402–408

Horizontal Gene Transfer in a Polyclonal Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Jubelle K. Valenzuela, Lee Thomas, Sally R. Partridge, Tanny van der Reijden, Lenie Dijkshoorn, and Jon Iredell

453–460

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Capsular Serotype K1 or K2, Rather than magA and rmpA, Is a Major Virulence Determinant for Klebsiella pneumoniae Liver Abscess in Singapore and Taiwan

Kuo-Ming Yeh, A. Kurup, L. K. Siu, Y. L. Koh, Chang-Phone Fung, Jung-Chung Lin, Te-Li Chen, FengYee Chang, and Tse-Hsien Koh

466–471

Strategy To Characterize the Number and Type of Repeating EPIYA Phosphorylation Motifs in the Carboxyl Terminus of CagA Protein in Helicobacter pylori Clinical Isolates

Effrosini G. Panayotopoulou, Dionyssios N. Sgouras, Konstantinos Papadakos, Antonios Kalliaropoulos, George Papatheodoridis, Andreas F. Mentis, and Athanasios J. Archimandritis

488–495

Structural Shifts of Mucosa-Associated Lactobacilli and Clostridium leptum Subgroup in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Meiling Zhang, Bianying Liu, Yan Zhang, Hua Wei, Yufeng Lei, and Liping Zhao

496–500

Evaluation of a New Selective Chromogenic Agar Medium for Detection of Extended-Spectrum ␤-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

Youri Glupczynski, Catherine Berhin, Caroline Bauraing, and Pierre Bogaerts

501–505

Multitarget PCR for Diagnosis of Pertussis and Its Clinical Implications

Xuan Qin, Emmanouil Galanakis, Emily T. Martin, and Janet A. Englund

506–511

Development of a Flow Chart for Identification of GramPositive Anaerobic Cocci in the Clinical Laboratory

Yuli Song, Chengxu Liu, and Sydney M. Finegold

512–516

Characterization of Small-Colony-Variant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolated from the Sputum Specimens of Five Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Scott W. Anderson, Jennifer R. Stapp, Jane L. Burns, and Xuan Qin

529–535

Comparison of Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem Repeat Analysis, Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, and Phage Typing for Subtype Analysis of Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis

D. Boxrud, K. Pederson-Gulrud, J. Wotton, C. Medus, E. Lyszkowicz, J. Besser, and J. M. Bartkus

536–543

Rapid Detection and Identification of Metallo-␤-LactamaseEncoding Genes by Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay and Melt Curve Analysis

Rodrigo E. Mendes, Katia A. Kiyota, Jussimara Monteiro, Mariana Castanheira, Soraya S. Andrade, Ana C. Gales, Antonio C. C. Pignatari, and Sergio Tufik

544–547

Comparison of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Campylobacter spp. by the Agar Dilution and the Agar Disk Diffusion Methods

Taradon Luangtongkum, Teresa Y. Morishita, Amna B. El-Tayeb, Aaron J. Ison, and Qijing Zhang

590–594

Usefulness of PCR-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Typing of the Coagulase Gene To Discriminate Arbekacin-Resistant Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains

Keiko Ishino, Naofumi Tsuchizaki, Jun Ishikawa, and Kunimoto Hotta

607–609

blaVIM-2 and blaVIM-7 Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates Detected in a Tertiary Care Medical Center in the United States: Report from the MYSTIC Program

H. Aboufaycal, H. S. Sader, K. Rolston, L. M. Deshpande, M. Toleman, G. Bodey, I. Raad, and R. N. Jones

614–615

Improved Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme for Staphylococcus epidermidis

Jonathan C. Thomas, Miguel R. Vargas, Maria Miragaia, Sharon J. Peacock, Gordon L. Archer, and Mark C. Enright

616–619

Philippe Halfon, Elisabeth Trepo, Gilles Antoniotti, Catherine Bernot, Philippe Cart-Lamy, Hace`ne Khiri, Didier Thibaud, Jean Marron, Agne`s Martineau, Guillaume Pe´naranda, Dominique Benmoura, Bernard Blanc, and RBML (Re´seau de Biologie Mole´culaire Libe´rale)

313–316

CHLAMYDIOLOGY AND RICKETTSIOLOGY Prospective Evaluation of the Hybrid Capture 2 and AMPLICOR Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Tests for Detection of 13 High-Risk HPV Genotypes in Atypical Squamous Cells of Uncertain Significance

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Isolation and Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Chlamydial Isolates from Western Barred Bandicoots

Swati Kumar, Andrei Kutlin, Patricia Roblin, Stephan Kohlhoff, Tracey Bodetti, Peter Timms, and Margaret R. Hammerschlag

392–394

Evaluation of NucliSens easyMAG for Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction from Various Clinical Specimens

K. Loens, K. Bergs, D. Ursi, H. Goossens, and M. Ieven

421–425

Association between Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing/W Lineage Strain Infection and Extrathoracic Tuberculosis: Insights from Epidemiologic and Clinical Characterization of the Three Principal Genetic Groups of M. tuberculosis Clinical Isolates

Y. Kong, M. D. Cave, L. Zhang, B. Foxman, C. F. Marrs, J. H. Bates, and Z. H. Yang

409–414

Usefulness of the BACTEC MGIT 960 System for Isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Sputa Subjected to LongTerm Storage

Manuela Pardini, Francis Varaine, Maryline Bonnet, Graziella Orefici, Marco Rinaldo Oggioni, the LONGDRUG Study Group, and Lanfranco Fattorini

575–576

Sequencing of the pncA Gene in Members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Has Important Diagnostic Applications: Identification of a Species-Specific pncA Mutation in “Mycobacterium canettii” and the Reliable and Rapid Predictor of Pyrazinamide Resistance

Akos Somoskovi, Jillian Dormandy, Linda M. Parsons, Michel Kaswa, Khye Seng Goh, Nalin Rastogi, and Max Salfinger

595–599

Strain Typing and Determination of Population Structure of Candida krusei by Multilocus Sequence Typing

Mette D. Jacobsen, Neil A. R. Gow, Martin C. J. Maiden, Duncan J. Shaw, and Frank C. Odds

317–323

Development and Clinical Application of a Panfungal PCR Assay To Detect and Identify Fungal DNA in Tissue Specimens

Anna Lau, Sharon Chen, Tania Sorrell, Dee Carter, Richard Malik, Patricia Martin, and Catriona Halliday

380–385

Isolation of Trichophyton violaceum and Trichophyton soudanense in Baltimore, Maryland

Shelley S. Magill, Liliana Manfredi, Andrew Swiderski, Bernard Cohen, and William G. Merz

461–465

Discovering Potential Pathogens among Fungi Identified as Nonsporulating Molds

June I. Pounder, Keith E. Simmon, Claudia A. Barton, Sheri L. Hohmann, Mary E. Brandt, and Cathy A. Petti

568–571

Evidence for a Link between Parasite Genotype and Outcome of Infection with Entamoeba histolytica

Ibne Karim M. Ali, Utpal Mondal, Shantanu Roy, Rashidul Haque, William A. Petri, Jr., and C. Graham Clark

285–289

Use of Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay and Dipstick Assay for Detection of Strongyloides stercoralis Infection in Humans

H. Rogier van Doorn, Rob Koelewijn, Henk Hofwegen, Henk Gilis, Jose C. F. M. Wetsteyn, Pieter J. Wismans, Claudine Sarfati, Tony Vervoort, and Tom van Gool

438–442

PCR-Based Diagnosis of Naegleria sp. Infection in FormalinFixed and Paraffin-Embedded Brain Sections

Marc Schild, Christian Gianinazzi, Bruno Gottstein, and Norbert Mu ¨ller

564–567

MYCOBACTERIOLOGY AND AEROBIC ACTINOMYCETES

MYCOLOGY

PARASITOLOGY

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Evaluation of the Sensitivities of DNA Extraction and PCR Methods for Detection of Giardia duodenalis in Stool Specimens

Kwannan Nantavisai, Mathirut Mungthin, Peerapan Tan-ariya, Ram Rangsin, Tawee Naaglor, and Saovanee Leelayoova

581–583

The Sensitivity of the OptiMAL Rapid Diagnostic Test to the Presence of Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytes Compromises Its Ability To Monitor Treatment Outcomes in an Area of Papua New Guinea in which Malaria Is Endemic

Ivo Mueller, Inoni Betuela, Meza Ginny, John C. Reeder, and Blaise Genton

627–630

Determining Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coreceptor Use in a Clinical Setting: Degree of Correlation between Two Phenotypic Assays and a Bioinformatic Model

Katharina Skrabal, Andrew J. Low, Winnie Dong, Tobias Sing, Peter K. Cheung, Fabrizio Mammano, and P. Richard Harrigan

279–284

Relationship between Cytomegalovirus DNA Load in Epithelial Lining Fluid and Plasma of Lung Transplant Recipients and Analysis of Coinfection with Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Herpesvirus 6 in the Lung Compartment

Claudia C. Bauer, Peter Jaksch, Stephan W. Aberle, Heinrich Haber, Gyoergy Lang, Walter Klepetko, Hanns Hofmann, and Elisabeth Puchhammer-Sto ¨ckl

324–328

Rapid and Real-Time Detection of Chikungunya Virus by Reverse Transcription Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay

M. M. Parida, S. R. Santhosh, P. K. Dash, N. K. Tripathi, V. Lakshmi, N. Mamidi, A. Shrivastva, N. Gupta, P. Saxena, J. Pradeep Babu, P. V. Lakshmana Rao, and Kouichi Morita

351–357

GeneChip Resequencing of the Smallpox Virus Genome Can Identify Novel Strains: a Biodefense Application

Irshad M. Sulaiman, Kevin Tang, John Osborne, Scott Sammons, and Robert M. Wohlhueter

358–363

Agreement between the AMPLICOR Human Papillomavirus Test and the Hybrid Capture 2 Assay in Detection of HighRisk Human Papillomavirus and Diagnosis of BiopsyConfirmed High-Grade Cervical Disease

Francesca Carozzi, Simonetta Bisanzi, Cristina Sani, Marco Zappa, Silvia Cecchini, Stefano Ciatto, and Massimo Confortini

364–369

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibody Avidity Testing To Identify Recent Infection in Newly Diagnosed HIV Type 1 (HIV-1)-Seropositive Persons Infected with Diverse HIV-1 Subtypes

A. Chawla, G. Murphy, C. Donnelly, C. L. Booth, M. Johnson, J. V. Parry, A. Phillips, and A. M. Geretti

415–420

Geographic Information Systems and Genotyping in Identification of Rotavirus G12 Infections in Residents of an Urban Slum with Subsequent Detection in Hospitalized Children: Emergence of G12 Genotype in South India

Sasirekha Ramani, Indrani Banerjee, Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Rajiv Sarkar, David Selvapandian, Andrea M. Le Fevre, Shabbar Jaffar, Miren Iturriza-Gomara, James J. Gray, Mary K. Estes, David W. Brown, and Gagandeep Kang

432–437

Using a Resequencing Microarray as a Multiple Respiratory Pathogen Detection Assay

Baochuan Lin, Kate M. Blaney, Anthony P. Malanoski, Adam G. Ligler, Joel M. Schnur, David Metzgar, Kevin L. Russell, and David A. Stenger

443–452

Use of New T-Cell-Based Cell Lines Expressing Two Luciferase Reporters for Accurately Evaluating Susceptibility to Anti-Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Drugs

Tomoko Chiba-Mizutani, Hideka Miura, Masakazu Matsuda, Zene Matsuda, Yoshiyuki Yokomaku, Kosuke Miyauchi, Masako Nishizawa, Naoki Yamamoto, and Wataru Sugiura

477–487

VIROLOGY

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Evaluation of Dried Blood Spots for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Drug Resistance Testing

Amanda McNulty, Cheryl Jennings, Diane Bennett, Joseph Fitzgibbon, James W. Bremer, Michael Ussery, Marcia L. Kalish, Walid Heneine, and J. Gerardo Garcı´a-Lerma

517–521

Diagnosis of Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Immunosuppressed Lung Transplant Recipients and Children Evaluated for Pertussis

Ryan Dare, Sonali Sanghavi, Arlene Bullotta, Maria-Cristina Keightley, Kirsten St. George, Robert M. Wadowsky, David L. Paterson, Kenneth R. McCurry, Todd A. Reinhart, Shahid Husain, and Charles R. Rinaldo

548–552

A Genotype-Independent Real-Time PCR Assay for Quantification of Hepatitis B Virus DNA

Ying Liu, Munira Hussain, Stephen Wong, Scott K. Fung, Hyung Joon Yim, and Anna S. F. Lok

553–558

Toward Universal Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Genotyping: Diversity of VZV Strains from France and Spain

Vladimir Loparev, Elisa Martro, Elena Rubtcova, Carlos Rodrigo, Jean-Charles Piette, Eric Caumes, Jean-Paul Vernant, D. Scott Schmid, and Anne-Marie Fillet

559–563

Magnetic Silica Extraction for Low-Viremia Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Genotyping

D. R. McClernon, E. Ramsey, and M. St. Clair

572–574

Identification of Group A Porcine Rotavirus Strains Bearing a Novel VP4 (P) Genotype in Italian Swine Herds

V. Martella, M. Ciarlet, K. Ba´nyai, E. Lorusso, S. Arista, A. Lavazza, G. Pezzotti, N. Decaro, A. Cavalli, M. S. Lucente, M. Corrente, G. Elia, M. Camero, M. Tempesta, and C. Buonavoglia

577–580

Development of Multiplex Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase PCR Assays for Detecting Eight Medically Important Flaviviruses in Mosquitoes

Day-Yu Chao, Brent S. Davis, and Gwong-Jen J. Chang

584–589

Rapid and Highly Sensitive Pathotyping of Avian Influenza A H5N1 Virus by Using Real-Time Reverse TranscriptionPCR

Bernd Hoffmann, Timm Harder, Elke Starick, Klaus Depner, Ortrud Werner, and Martin Beer

600–603

Comparison of Cepheid’s Analyte-Specific Reagents with BD Directigen for Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Jennifer S. Goodrich and Melissa B. Miller

604–606

Detection of Human Bocavirus in Canadian Children in a 1-Year Study

Nathalie Bastien, Natalie Chui, Joan L. Robinson, Bonita E. Lee, Kerry Dust, Laura Hart, and Yan Li

610–613

Transovarial Transmission Efficiency of Babesia bovis Tick Stages Acquired by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus during Acute Infection

Jeanne M. Howell, Massaro W. Ueti, Guy H. Palmer, Glen A. Scoles, and Donald P. Knowles

426–431

Use of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis of Conserved XbaI Fragments for Identification of Swine Salmonella Serotypes

Stephen B. Gaul, Stephanie Wedel, Matthew M. Erdman, D. L. Harris, Isabel Turney Harris, Kathleen E. Ferris, and Lorraine Hoffman

472–476

Alessandro C. Pasqualotto, David W. Denning, and Michael J. Anderson

522–528

CLINICAL VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY

EPIDEMIOLOGY A Cautionary Tale: Lack of Consistency in Allele Sizes between Two Laboratories for a Published Multilocus Microsatellite Typing System

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CTX-M ␤-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli in French Hospitals: Prevalence, Molecular Epidemiology, and Risk Factors

Jean-Philippe Lavigne, He´le`ne Marchandin, Julien Delmas, Je´ro ˆme Moreau, Nicole Bouziges, Evelyne Lecaillon, Laurent Cavalie, He´le`ne Jean-Pierre, Richard Bonnet, and Albert Sotto

620–626

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis Endocarditis: Linezolid Failure and Strain Characterization of Virulence Factors

Constantine Tsigrelis, Kavindra V. Singh, Thais D. Coutinho, Barbara E. Murray, and Larry M. Baddour

631–635

Mucor circinelloides Was Identified by Molecular Methods as a Cause of Primary Cutaneous Zygomycosis

Peter C. Iwen, Lynne Sigler, Rhonda K. Noel, and Alison G. Freifeld

636–640

First Reported Infections Caused by Three Newly Described Genera in the Family Xanthomonadaceae

P. Rocco LaSala, Jonathan Segal, Faye S. Han, Jeffrey J. Tarrand, and Xiang Y. Han

641–644

Brain Abscess Associated with Multidrug-Resistant Capnocytophaga ochracea Infection

Hua-Kung Wang, Yee-Chun Chen, Lee-Jene Teng, Chien-Ching Hung, Mei-Lin Chen, Shin-Hei Du, Hui-Ju Pan, Po-Ren Hsueh, and ShanChwen Chang

645–647

Molecular Confirmation that Fasciola gigantica Can Undertake Aberrant Migrations in Human Hosts

Thanh Hoa Le, Nguyen Van De, Takeshi Agatsuma, David Blair, Jozef Vercruysse, Pierre Dorny, Thanh Giang Thi Nguyen, and Donald P. McManus

648–650

Recurrent Disseminated Skin Lesions Due to Metarrhizium anisopliae in an Adult Patient with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

S. Osorio, R. de la Ca´mara, M. C. Monteserin, R. Granados, F. On ˜a, J. L. Rodriguez-Tudela, and M. Cuenca-Estrella

651–655

A Spontaneous Joint Infection with Corynebacterium striatum

David Scholle

656–658

Detection of Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum from Skin Lesions, Serum, and Cerebrospinal Fluid in an Infant with Congenital Syphilis after Clindamycin Treatment of the Mother during Pregnancy

ˇmajs, Vladana Woznicova´, David S Dan Wechsler, Petra Mateˇjkova´, and Magdalena Flasarova´

659–661

Burkholderia glumae Infection in an Infant with Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Jason B. Weinberg, Barbara D. Alexander, Joseph M. Majure, Larry W. Williams, Jason Y. Kim, Peter Vandamme, and John J. LiPuma

662–665

Globicatella sanguinis Is an Etiological Agent of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt-Associated Meningitis

I. Seegmu ¨ller, M. van der Linden, C. Heeg, and R. R. Reinert

666–667

Necrotizing Fasciitis Due to a Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Isolate Harboring an Enterotoxin Gene Cluster

William R. Morgan, Michael D. Caldwell, Jennifer M. Brady, Mary E. Stemper, Kurt D. Reed, and Sanjay K. Shukla

668–671

Veillonella parvula Discitis and Secondary Bacteremia: a Rare Infection Complicating Endoscopy and Colonoscopy?

D. Marriott, D. Stark, and J. Harkness

672–674

CASE REPORTS

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Urinary Tract Infection Caused by Eikenella corrodens

Michael Hombach, Hans R. Frey, and Gaby E. Pfyffer

Plasmalyte as a Cause of False-Positive Results for Aspergillus Galactomannan in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid

Chadi A. Hage, John M. Reynolds, Michelle Durkin, L. Joseph Wheat, and Kenneth S. Knox

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Changing Epidemiology of Shigellosis and Emergence of Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Shigellae in India

Neelam Taneja

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Recurrent Melioidosis: Possible Role of Infection with Multiple Strains of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Tyrone L. Pitt, Suwanna Trakulsomboon, and David A. B. Dance

680–681

Salt Tolerance of Methicillin-Resistant and MethicillinSusceptible Staphylococcus aureus

Marjan J. Bruins, Petra Juffer, Maurice J. H. M. Wolfhagen, and Gijs J. H. M. Ruijs

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Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid

Viviana Ritacco and Isabel N. de Kantor

Identification of Staphylococcus Species with the VITEK 2 System: the Case of Staphylococcus hominis

Letter: Jacob Gilad and David Schwartz. Reply: F. Layer, B. Ghebremedhin, K. A. Moder, W. Ko ¨nig, and B. Ko ¨nig

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Selecting a Genetic Region for Molecular Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission

Letter: Sibnarayan Datta, Arup Banerjee, Partha Kumar Chandra, and Runu Chakravarty. Reply: Benjamin C. Cowie

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