Isolation of Protomonas extorquens (the 'Red Phantom') from a patient with AIDS

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  • We report the isolation of a pigmented, slowly growing, environmental organism with pink colonies from the blood of a patient with AIDS. The organism was characterised biochemically and by protein 'fingerprinting' as Protomonas extorquens biovar 3. This is the first report of isolation of this organism from a patient with AIDS. © 1990 The British Society for the Study of Infection.
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  • Holton J; Miller R; Furst V; Malnick H
  • Start Page

  • 87
  • End Page

  • 93
  • Volume

  • 21
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  • 1