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Disseminated Spiroplasma apis Infection in Patient with Agammaglobulinemia, France

Abstract : We report a disseminated infection caused by Spiroplasma apis, a honeybee pathogen, in a patient in France who had X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Identification was challenging because initial bacterial cultures and direct examination by Gram staining were negative. Unexplained sepsis in patients with agammaglobulinemia warrants specific investigation to identify fastidious bacteria such as Spiroplasma spp
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Nicolas Etienne, Laurent Bret, Cécile Le Brun, Hervé Lécuyer, Josquin Moraly, et al.. Disseminated Spiroplasma apis Infection in Patient with Agammaglobulinemia, France. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018, 24 (12), pp.2382-2386. ⟨10.3201/eid2412.180567⟩. ⟨pasteur-02139189⟩

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