Disseminated Spiroplasma apis Infection in Patient with Agammaglobulinemia, France
Nicolas Etienne, Laurent Bret, Cécile Le Brun, Hervé Lecuyer, Josquin Moraly, Fanny Lanternier, Olivier Hermine, Agnès Ferroni, Marc Lecuit, Sabine Pereyre1
, Laure Beven1
, and Olivier Lortholary1
Author affiliations: Paris Descartes University Hospital, Paris, France (N. Etienne, H. Lecuyer, F. Lanternier, O. Hermine, A. Ferroni, M. Lecuit, O. Lortholary); Centre Hospitalier Régional Orléans, France (L. Bret); Centre Hospitalier Régional, Universitaire, Tours, France (C. Le Brun); Pasteur Institute, Paris (M. Lecuit); University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (S. Pereyre); University of Bordeaux, Villenave d’Ornon, France (L. Beven)
Figure. Direct examination with dark-field microscopy of specimens from a patient with agammaglobulinemia who had Spiroplasma apis infection, France. A) Helical and motile bacteria in blood culture. B) Elongated and coccoid bacteria in joint fluid. C) Helical and motile bacteria in culture from joint fluid in modified SP4 broth medium. Scale bar indicates 10 µm.
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