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Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014

Possible Exiguobacterium sibiricum Skin Infection in Human

Daniel TenaComments to Author , Nora Mariela Martínez, Josefa Casanova, Juan Luis García, Elena Román, María José Medina, and Juan Antonio Sáez-Nieto
Author affiliations: Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain (D. Tena, N.M. Martínez); Centro de Salud de Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara (J. Casanova, J.L. García); Servicios Periféricos de Salud y Bienestar Social, Guadalajara (E. Román); Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Madrid, Spain (M.J. Medina, J.A. Sáez-Nieto)

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Microbiological and clinical characteristics of Exiguobacterium sibiricum and Bacillus anthracis*

Characteristic E. sibiricum B. anthracis
Colony on blood agar Mucoid and orange Gray-white to white
Spore production + (central)
Motility +
Hemolysis on blood agar
Penicillin susceptibility + +
Catalase production + +
Indole production
Growth at 4°C +
Anaerobic growth + +
Cutaneous infection Ulcer, black eschar, blister Eschar, malignant pustule
Other infections None reported Intestinal anthrax, pulmonary anthrax, meningitis

*+, present; –, absent.

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