RALPH G. ROBINSON, M.D.; ROBERT G. GARRISON, PH.D.; ROBERT W. BROWN, M.D.
The importance of the genus Herellea in infectious disease is unknown. In some patients the isolation of this gram-negative bipolar staining rod is associated with few signs or symptoms of disease, while in others it is etiologically implicated in serious infections. The most common sources of Herellea cultures are urine and sputum, but the organism has been isolated from almost every fluid and organ system of the body. We have noted several patients in recent years with signs of infection coincident with the isolation of Herellea organisms from appropriate culture material. Because the clinical significance of these cultures was not
ROBINSON RG, GARRISON RG, BROWN RW. Evaluation of the Clinical Significance of the Genus Herellea. Ann Intern Med. ;60:19–27. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-19
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):19-27.
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