Bacteroides pyogenes causing serious human wound infection from animal bites

Jillian S. Y. Lau, Tony Korman, Alex Yeung, Richard Streitberg, Michelle J. Francis, Maryza Graham

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Bacteroides pyogenes is part of the normal oral flora of domestic animals. There is one previous report of human infection, with B. pyogenes bacteremia following a cat bite (Madsen 2011). We report seven severe human infections where B. pyogenes was identified by Bruker matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDTI-TOF MS), but not by VITEK MS and was misidentified by VITEK ANC card.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Animal bite
  • Bacteroides pyogenes
  • Mass spectometry
  • Microbiology

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