Bordetella holmesii

Bordetella holmesii

a newly described bacterial species isolated from human blood cultures, primarily from mmunocompromised patients.

Bordetella holmesii

A small, aerobic, gram-negative environmental bacillus that is not part of human flora. It is a rare cause of bacteraemia, most commonly causing nonspecific fever in children with sickle cell anaemia, most of whom have functional asplenia.

Bor·de·tel·la hol·me·si·i

(bōr-dĕ-tel'ă hōl-mē'sē-i)
A bacterial species isolated from human blood cultures, primarily from immunocompromised patients.
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STRAINS AVAILABLE AS ASSAYED CONTROLS * Adenovirus * Parainfluenza 1 * Parainfluenza 2 * Parainfluenzal * Recombinant Parainfluenza 4 * Recombinant Rhinovirus * Bordetella pertussis * Bordetella holmesii * Influenza A (H1N1) * Influenza A (H3N2) * Influenza B * RSV A * RSV B * Bordetella parapertussis * Coronavirus * Rotavirus SA11 * NorovirusGWA * Bordetella parapertussis * Chlamydia pneumoniae * Mycoplasma pneumoniae * Chlamydia trachomatis * Neisseria gonorrhoeae * T.
Bordetella holmesii: still emerging and elusive 20 years on.
Real-time PCR assay targeting IS481 of Bordetella pertussis and molecular basis for detecting Bordetella holmesii. J Clin Microbial 2001;39(5):19631966.
pertussis, 11 (5.7%) for Bordetella parapertussis, two (1.0%) for Bordetella holmesii, and five (2.6%) were indeterminate.
The target for the Bordetella pertussis PCR reaction is also found in Bordetella holmesii. A false-positive result for Bordetella pertussis DNA may occur if Bordetella holmesii is present in the sample; however, Bordetella holmesii is found at a much lower prevalence than Bordetella pertussis.
pertussis and Bordetella holmesii and may be present in Bordetella bronchiseptica (6-10) (see Table 1 in the Data Supplement that accompanies the online version of this Technical Brief at http://www.clinchem.org/content/vol51/issue12).
(22) The TaqMan primers and probes presented in this study also exhibit cross-reactivity with Bordetella holmesii but fail to produce amplicon from B parapertussis, Bordetella bronchispetica, Haemophilus influenza, Moraxilla catarrhalis, Legionella pneumophila, or Streptococcus pneumoniae in high input as anticipated (E.L.C., P.P., and N.A., unpublished data, 2001).
To the Editor: We report a case of recurrent Bordetella holmesii bacteremia with 4 clinical manifestations: 3 episodes of cellulitis and 1 episode of pneumonia.
PCR testing yielded two specimens with results consistent with Bordetella holmesii.
On the basis of bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, an emerging pathogen, Bordetella holmesii, has been successfully identified in the immunocompromised hosts [130, 131].
Subsequent biochemical analysis, 16S rRNA sequencing, and DNA relatedness studies revealed that these strains were new Bordetella species, which was named Bordetella holmesii to honor Barry Holmes (10).
We describe the epidemiology of a pertussis outbreak in Japan in 2010-2011 and Bordetella holmesii transmission.