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Volume 23, Number 10—October 2017
Research Letter

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Alcaligenes faecalis Related to Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media, Angola

Matuba Filipe, Åke Reimer, Erika Matuschek, Maria Paul, Tuula Pelkonen, and Kristian RiesbeckComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hospital Josina Machel, Luanda, Angola (M. Filipe); Slottsstadens Läkarhus, Malmö, Sweden (Å. Reimer); Faculty of Medicine Lund University, Malmö (Å. Reimer, M. Paul, K. Riesbeck); EUCAST Development Laboratory, Central Hospital, Växjö, Sweden (E. Matuschek); Children’s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital; and Helisinki University, Helsinki, Finland (T. Pelkonen)

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Co-colonizing bacterial species, clinical characteristics, and demographics of 20 patients colonized with Alcaligenes faecalis who had ear discharge related to otitis media, Luanda, Angola, January–December 2016*

Patient no. Co-colonizing bacterial species Patient age, y/sex Otalgia Otorrhoea type, duration, mo Neighborhood of residence
1 Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Proteus spp., Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus avium 10/M No Unilateral, 1 Coelho, Viana‡
2 P. aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Citrobacter freundii 8/F No Bilateral, <0.5 Cazenga, Cazenga‡
3 P. aeruginosa, P. mirabilis, Morganella morganii, Providencia rettgeri, E. faecalis 20/M No Bilateral, >3 Tala-Hady, Cazenga‡
4 P. mirabilis, C. freundii, E. faecalis 8/M No Unilateral, >0.5 Hoji-ya-Henda, Cazenga‡
5 P. aeruginosa, Staphylococcus saprophyticus 5/F No Unilateral, >12 Bairro 6, Viana‡
6 P. mirabilis, Corynebacterium striatum, Citrobacter amalonaticus 4/M No Bilateral, >12 Antonove, Cazenga‡
7 Klebsiella pneumoniae, C. freundii 23/F Yes Unilateral, >12 Rangel, Luanda
8 P. aeruginosa, Providencia stuartii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 17/M Yes Unilateral, >6 Asa Branca, Cazenga‡
9 P. aeruginosa, K. pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Arthrobacter spp. 20/F Yes Unilateral, <0.5 Asa Branca, Cazenga‡
10 P. aeruginosa, P. mirabilis, K. pneumoniae, M. morganii 22/M Yes Unilateral, >12 Cazenga, Cazenga‡
11 P. aeruginosa, P. stuartii, Citrobacter koseri 7/F No Unilateral, >12 Sambizanga, Luanda
12 No other species‡ 13/M No Unilateral, >12 Saurimo, Saurimo§
13 M. morgani 5/M Yes Unilateral, >12 Pimba, Saurimo§
14 Arthrobacter spp.‡ 6/M No Bilateral, NA‡ Saurimo, Saurimo§
15 P. aeruginosa, Streptococcus constellatus 14/M Yes Unilateral, >12 Saurimo, Saurimo§
16 P. mirabilis, Arthrobacter spp., E. faecalis 1/M Yes Unilateral, >3 Viana, Viana†
17 P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella oxytoca 2/M Yes Unilateral, >3 Sanzala, Viana†
18 Arthrobacter spp.‡ ND/M Yes Unilateral, >12 Tshinganja 2, Saurimo†
19 Arthrobacter spp., P. stuartii 47/M No Unilateral, >12 Estalagem, Viana†
20 Enterococcus faecium 2/F NA NA, NA NA¶

*A. faecalis isolated from external ear discharge except as indicated. ND, no data; NA, not applicable.
†Province Luanda.
‡A. faecalis isolated from nasopharyngeal swab.
§Province Lunda Sul.
¶Province Namib.

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