Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014
Possible Exiguobacterium sibiricum Skin Infection in Human
|Characteristic||E. sibiricum||B. anthracis|
|Colony on blood agar||Mucoid and orange||Gray-white to white|
|Spore production||–||+ (central)|
|Hemolysis on blood agar||–||–|
|Growth at 4°C||+||–|
|Cutaneous infection||Ulcer, black eschar, blister||Eschar, malignant pustule|
|Other infections||None reported||Intestinal anthrax, pulmonary anthrax, meningitis|
*+, present; –, absent.
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