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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013


Cronobacter Infections Not from Infant Formula, Taiwan

Hsih-Yeh Tsai, Chun-Hsing Liao, Yu-Tsung Huang, Ping-Ing Lee, and Po-Ren HsuehComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan (H.-Y. Tsai, C.-H. Liao, Y.-T. Huang); National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan (H.-Y. Tsai, Y.-T. Huang, P.-I. Lee, P.-R. Hsueh)

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Characteristics of 5 patients with Cronobacter sakazakii infections, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan, 2002–2011*

Patient age/sex Year of diagnosis Underlying medical conditions Clinical
presentation Infection type Outcome Isolation site Isolate GenBank accession no. Isolate serogroup
77 y/M 2002 Laryngeal cancer, diabetes mellitus, pulmonary tuberculosis Cardiac arrest at arrival at emergency department Primary bacteremia Died Blood FJ947061.1 O1
72 y/M 2002 Gastric cancer Fever Primary bacteremia Survived Blood JF330153.1 NT
2 mo/M 2005 Congenital heart disease Fever Pneumonia Survived Sputum F330133.1 O1
37 y/M 2008 None Abdominal pain Acute cholecystitis Survived Bile JF330153.1 NT
64 y/F 2011 Breast cancer Hemoptysis Pneumonia Survived Sputum GU727684.1 NT

*All isolates were identified as C. sakazakii I (99% identity) by 16S sequencing. NT, not typeable (not serogroups O1, O2, or O3).

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