Didier Raoult

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Country: France

Publications

  1. ncbi Q fever during pregnancy: diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, CNRS UMR 6020, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Arch Intern Med 162:701-4. 2002
  2. ncbi Survey of three bacterial louse-associated diseases among rural Andean communities in Peru: prevalence of epidemic typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 29:434-6. 1999
  3. ncbi What does the future hold for clinical microbiology?
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
    Nat Rev Microbiol 2:151-9. 2004
  4. ncbi Naming of Rickettsiae and rickettsial diseases
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:1-12. 2005
  5. pmc Yersinia pestis Orientalis in remains of ancient plague patients
    Michel Drancourt
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:332-3. 2007
  6. pmc Molecular evidence of Bartonella infection in domestic dogs from Algeria, North Africa, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    Tahar Kernif
    Département de zoologie, Institut National d Agronomie, El Harrach, Algiers, Algeria
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:298-300. 2010
  7. doi Human rickettsioses in the Batna area, eastern Algeria
    Khamsa Mokrani
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Batna Hospital, Algeria
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:364-6. 2012
  8. doi Rickettsia africae in Hyalomma dromedarii ticks from sub-Saharan Algeria
    Tahar Kernif
    Service d Ecologie et des Systèmes Vectoriels, Institut Pasteur d Algerie, Algiers, Algeria
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:377-9. 2012
  9. pmc Proteomics paves the way for Q fever diagnostics
    Malgorzata Kowalczewska
    URMITE, CNRS UMR 6236 IRD 198, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, France
    Genome Med 3:50. 2011
  10. pmc A new example of viral intein in Mimivirus
    Hiroyuki Ogata
    Information Genomique et Structurale, UPR2589 CNRS, IBSM, IFR88, 31 Chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402 Marseille Cedex 20, France
    Virol J 2:8. 2005

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  1. ncbi Q fever during pregnancy: diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, CNRS UMR 6020, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Arch Intern Med 162:701-4. 2002
    ..Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, may result in abortions, premature deliveries, and stillbirths in infected pregnant women...
  2. ncbi Survey of three bacterial louse-associated diseases among rural Andean communities in Peru: prevalence of epidemic typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 29:434-6. 1999
    ..quintana DNA was amplified from lice. Epidemic typhus remains extant in the area, and B. quintana infections were encountered and documented for the first time in South America...
  3. ncbi What does the future hold for clinical microbiology?
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
    Nat Rev Microbiol 2:151-9. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi Naming of Rickettsiae and rickettsial diseases
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:1-12. 2005
    ..In this paper, we review taxonomic rules and appropriate approaches to valid naming of rickettsial species and the diseases they cause...
  5. pmc Yersinia pestis Orientalis in remains of ancient plague patients
    Michel Drancourt
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:332-3. 2007
    ..We have now sequenced Y pestis glpD gene in such remains, showing a 93-bp deletion specific for biotype Orientalis. These data show that only Orientalis type caused the 3 plague pandemics...
  6. pmc Molecular evidence of Bartonella infection in domestic dogs from Algeria, North Africa, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    Tahar Kernif
    Département de zoologie, Institut National d Agronomie, El Harrach, Algiers, Algeria
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:298-300. 2010
    ..berkhoffii, Bartonella clarridgeiae, and Bartonells elizabethae were detected infecting Algerian dogs. To our knowledge, this study is the first report of detection by PCR amplification of Bartonella in dogs in North Africa...
  7. doi Human rickettsioses in the Batna area, eastern Algeria
    Khamsa Mokrani
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Batna Hospital, Algeria
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:364-6. 2012
    ..In addition, we emphasize the high incidence of typhus group rickettioses, including epidemic typhus, in this area...
  8. doi Rickettsia africae in Hyalomma dromedarii ticks from sub-Saharan Algeria
    Tahar Kernif
    Service d Ecologie et des Systèmes Vectoriels, Institut Pasteur d Algerie, Algiers, Algeria
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:377-9. 2012
    ..To date, R. africae has been associated mainly with Amblyomma spp. The role of H. dromedarii in the epidemiology of R. africae requires further investigation...
  9. pmc Proteomics paves the way for Q fever diagnostics
    Malgorzata Kowalczewska
    URMITE, CNRS UMR 6236 IRD 198, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, France
    Genome Med 3:50. 2011
    ..In this review, we highlight advances in the field of C. burnetii proteomics, focusing mainly on the contribution of these technologies to the development and improvement of Q fever diagnostics...
  10. pmc A new example of viral intein in Mimivirus
    Hiroyuki Ogata
    Information Genomique et Structurale, UPR2589 CNRS, IBSM, IFR88, 31 Chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402 Marseille Cedex 20, France
    Virol J 2:8. 2005
    ..After their discovery, inteins have been quickly identified in all domains of life, but only once to date in the genome of a eukaryote-infecting virus...
  11. pmc HIV-2 Protease resistance defined in yeast cells
    Najoua Ben M'Barek
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, Pathologies Transmissibles et Pathologies Infectieuses Tropicales, IFR48, France
    Retrovirology 3:58. 2006
    ..In order to be able to define the specific mutations in the Protease that confer loss of susceptibility to Protease Inhibitors, we set up an experimental model system based in the expression of the viral protein in yeast...
  12. pmc Microarray for serotyping of Bartonella species
    Cyrille J Bonhomme
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine de Marseille, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 7:59. 2007
    ..Bacteria of the genus Bartonella are responsible for a large variety of human and animal diseases. Serological typing of Bartonella is a method that can be used for differentiation and identification of Bartonella subspecies...
  13. pmc SVARAP and aSVARAP: simple tools for quantitative analysis of nucleotide and amino acid variability and primer selection for clinical microbiology
    Philippe Colson
    Laboratoire de Virologie, Fédération Hospitalière de Bactériologie VirologieClinique et d Hygiène, CHRU Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre 13385, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 6:21. 2006
    ..Our aim was therefore to test easy and cost-free tools (SVARAP and aSVARAP) that require short hands-on work, little expertise, and which allow visual interpretation and statistical analysis of results...
  14. pmc Detection of "Rickettsia sp. strain Uilenbergi" and "Rickettsia sp. strain Davousti" in Amblyomma tholloni ticks from elephants in Africa
    Kotaro Matsumoto
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020 IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    BMC Microbiol 7:74. 2007
    ..To date, 6 tick-borne rickettsiae pathogenic for humans are known to occur in Africa and 4 of them were first identified in ticks before being recognized as human pathogens...
  15. pmc Multi-pathogens sequence containing plasmids as positive controls for universal detection of potential agents of bioterrorism
    Remy N Charrel
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020 IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    BMC Microbiol 4:21. 2004
    ..burnetii using constructed plasmids as positive controls...
  16. pmc Sca1, a previously undescribed paralog from autotransporter protein-encoding genes in Rickettsia species
    Maxime Ngwamidiba
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 6:12. 2006
    ....
  17. pmc False positive PCR detection of Tropheryma whipplei in the saliva of healthy people
    Jean Marc Rolain
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 7:48. 2007
    ..whipplei in a series of 57 saliva from healthy people...
  18. pmc From cat scratch disease to endocarditis, the possible natural history of Bartonella henselae infection
    Frédérique Gouriet
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Infect Dis 7:30. 2007
    ..To date, none of the reported patients have had a history of typical cat scratch disease (CSD) which is also a manifestation of infection with B. henselae...
  19. pmc Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas luteola
    Jean Paul Casalta
    Laboratoire de Microbiologie, IFR 48, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, Marseille, France
    BMC Infect Dis 5:82. 2005
    ..Pseudomonas luteola has been recognized as an uncommon cause of bacteremia and of infections in patients with underlying medical disorders...
  20. pmc Comparative genomic analysis of Tropheryma whipplei strains reveals that diversity among clinical isolates is mainly related to the WiSP proteins
    My Van La
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR6020, IFR48, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, Marseille, F13385, France
    BMC Genomics 8:349. 2007
    ..whipplei Twist strain. For each isolate, the genes were defined as either present or absent/divergent using the GACK analysis software. Genomic changes were then further characterized by PCR and sequencing...
  21. ncbi Outcome and treatment of Bartonella endocarditis
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Arch Intern Med 163:226-30. 2003
    ..Endocarditis caused by Bartonella species is a potentially lethal infection characterized by a subacute evolution and severe valvular lesions...
  22. ncbi Lack of correlation between Bartonella DNA detection within fleas, serological results, and results of blood culture in a Bartonella-infected stray cat population
    B La Scola
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Clin Microbiol Infect 8:345-51. 2002
    ..To correlate the presence of different Bartonella species in the blood of a stray cat population trapped on a French military base with specific antibodies and species detected in cat fleas...
  23. pmc Nanobacteria are mineralo fetuin complexes
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    PLoS Pathog 4:e41. 2008
    ..The presence of fetuin within renal calculi was also evidenced, suggesting its role as a hydroxyapatite nucleating factor...
  24. ncbi Spotless rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia slovaca and associated with Dermacentor ticks
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1331-6. 2002
    ..Immunofluorescence and/or Western blot analysis detected antibodies in 50% of tested patients. Three Dermacentor ticks obtained from patients revealed R. slovaca by PCR...
  25. pmc A flea-associated Rickettsia pathogenic for humans
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:73-81. 2001
    ..Our successful isolation of this rickettsia makes it available for use in serologic tests to determine its clinical spectrum, prevalence, and distribution...
  26. pmc First isolation of Bartonella alsatica from a valve of a patient with endocarditis
    Didier Raoult
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 44:278-9. 2006
    ..B. alsatica was identified by serology and culture and by PCR of an aortic valve specimen. B. alsatica should be added to the list of zoonotic agents of blood culture-negative endocarditis...
  27. ncbi The 1.2-megabase genome sequence of Mimivirus
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, CNRS UMR6020, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Science 306:1344-50. 2004
    ..This new sequence data might help shed a new light on the origin of DNA viruses and their role in the early evolution of eukaryotes...
  28. ncbi Natural history and pathophysiology of Q fever
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:219-26. 2005
    ..Advances in understanding the pathophysiology and natural history of Q fever are reviewed...
  29. pmc Purification of Encephalitozoon cultures contaminated by mycoplasmas by murine intraperitoneal inoculation
    O Ridoux
    Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UPRES A 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2380-2. 1998
    ..Mycoplasma-free microsporidia were isolated from the brains and spleens of inoculated mice 24 h postinoculation by using the centrifugation shell vial system. Identification was confirmed by direct sequencing of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA...
  30. pmc Contribution of systematic serological testing in diagnosis of infective endocarditis
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Hopital de la Timone, Faculte de Medicine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5238-42. 2005
    ..9%) possible cases of IE as definite cases. Systematic serological testing improved the performance of the modified Duke criteria and was instrumental in establishing the etiologic diagnosis in 8% (34/427) cases of IE...
  31. ncbi Treatment of Q fever endocarditis: comparison of 2 regimens containing doxycycline and ofloxacin or hydroxychloroquine
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Université de la Mediterranée CNRS, Marseille, France
    Arch Intern Med 159:167-73. 1999
    ..Q fever endocarditis, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is fatal in 25% to 60% of patients. Currently, treatment with a long-term tetracycline and quinolone regimen for at least 4 years is recommended, although relapses are frequent...
  32. ncbi A pedagogical farm as a source of Q fever in a French city
    Hervé Tissot-Dupont
    Faculte de Medecine, Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Marseille, France
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:957-61. 2005
    ..These farms require a drastic hygiene and control. Q fever, as a public health problem, still requires further studies to identify and confirm individual behavioral risk factors...
  33. ncbi The body louse as a vector of reemerging human diseases
    D Raoult
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Propre de Recherche de l Enseignement Superieur Associée 6020, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 29:888-911. 1999
    ..A small outbreak was also reported in Russia in 1997. Louse infestation appears to become more prevalent worldwide, associated with a decline in social and hygienic conditions provoked by civil unrest and economic instability...
  34. ncbi Cultivation of the bacillus of Whipple's disease
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseilles, France
    N Engl J Med 342:620-5. 2000
    ..Whipple's disease is a systemic bacterial infection, but to date no isolate of the bacterium has been established in subculture, and no strain of this bacterium has been available for study...
  35. ncbi Q fever 1985-1998. Clinical and epidemiologic features of 1,383 infections
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Medicine (Baltimore) 79:109-23. 2000
    ..Our data confirm that chronic Q fever is mainly determined by host factors and demonstrate for the first time that host factors may also play a role in the clinical expression of acute Q fever...
  36. ncbi Evidence for louse-transmitted diseases in soldiers of Napoleon's Grand Army in Vilnius
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS Unite Mixte de Recherche UMR 6020, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 193:112-20. 2006
    ..Because soldiers were commonly infested with body lice, it has been speculated that louse-borne infectious diseases, such as epidemic typhus (caused by Rickettsia prowazekii), were common...
  37. ncbi Infections in the homeless
    D Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, and Hĵpital Nord Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Marseille, France
    Lancet Infect Dis 1:77-84. 2001
    ..Patients with serious and contagious illnesses should be hospitalised. Physicians should be aware of these specific issues to enhance care...
  38. ncbi Molecular genetic methods for the diagnosis of fastidious microorganisms
    Florence Fenollar
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    APMIS 112:785-807. 2004
    ..Ehrlichia spp., Coxiella burnetii, Bartonella spp., Tropheryma whipplei and Yersinia pestis...
  39. pmc Genome sequence of Rickettsia bellii illuminates the role of amoebae in gene exchanges between intracellular pathogens
    Hiroyuki Ogata
    Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UPR 2589, Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie, Parc Scientifique de Luminy, Marseille, France
    PLoS Genet 2:e76. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi Rickettsia tamurae sp. nov., isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium ticks
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1673-5. 2006
    ..Such genotypic and phenotypic characteristics warrant its classification as a representative of a novel species, for which the name Rickettsia tamurae sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain AT-1(T) (=CSUR R1(T))...
  41. ncbi rpoB gene sequence-based characterization of emerging non-tuberculous mycobacteria with descriptions of Mycobacterium bolletii sp. nov., Mycobacterium phocaicum sp. nov. and Mycobacterium aubagnense sp. nov
    Toidi Adekambi
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020 IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, 27, Boulevard Jean Moulin, Université de la Méditerranée and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille Timone, Fédération de Microbiologie Clinique, Marseille, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:133-43. 2006
    ....
  42. pmc Coxiella burnetii in humans and ticks in rural Senegal
    Oleg Mediannikov
    URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 6236, Mediterranean University, Medical Faculty, Marseille, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e654. 2010
    ..Q fever is a worldwide zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii. Epidemiologically, animals are considered reservoirs and humans incidental hosts...
  43. pmc Analysis of the Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48 CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Genomics 10:166. 2009
    ..prowazekii, which causes epidemic typhus and kills its arthropod host, to the mild pathogen R. africae, the agent of African tick-bite fever, which does not affect the fitness of its tick vector...
  44. pmc Genomic analysis of an emerging multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus strain rapidly spreading in cystic fibrosis patients revealed the presence of an antibiotic inducible bacteriophage
    Jean Marc Rolain
    URMITE CNRS IRD UMR 6236, Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Biol Direct 4:1. 2009
    ..We also conducted a retrospective epidemiological analysis on all S. aureus isolated from 2002 to 2007 in CF patients from our institution...
  45. pmc Rapid comparative genomic analysis for clinical microbiology: the Francisella tularensis paradigm
    Bernard La Scola
    Unite des Rickettsies CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine de Marseille, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Genome Res 18:742-50. 2008
    ..In the bioterrorism context, it allows the rapid detection of strain manipulation, including intentionally added virulence genes and genes that support antibiotic resistance...
  46. doi Soluble squalamine tablets for the rapid disinfection of home nebulizers of cystic fibrosis patients
    Lamia Djouhri-Bouktab
    Unité de Recherche des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes UMR 6236 CNRS Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Aix Marseille Universite, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Cyst Fibros 11:555-9. 2012
    ..The bacterial contamination of nebulizers represents a major problem for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients that can lead to reduced nebulizer performance and increase the risk of patient reinfection by the contaminating bacteria...
  47. doi Staphylococcus massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from a human brain abscess
    Mouhamad Al Masalma
    Laboratoire de Bacteriologie virologie, Hopital de la Timone, URMITE CNRS IRD UMR 6236, IFR48, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille, Cedex 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1066-72. 2010
    ..8 %). On the basis of phenotypic and genotypic data, this isolate represents a novel species for which the name Staphylococcus massiliensis sp. nov. is proposed (type strain 5402776(T)=CCUG 55927(T)=CSUR P23(T))...
  48. pmc Reductive genome evolution from the mother of Rickettsia
    Guillaume Blanc
    Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory, Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie, Parc Scientifique de Luminy, Marseille, France
    PLoS Genet 3:e14. 2007
    ....
  49. pmc Persistent Coxiella burnetii infection in mice overexpressing IL-10: an efficient model for chronic Q fever pathogenesis
    Soraya Meghari
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Institut Federatif de Recherche 48, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    PLoS Pathog 4:e23. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first efficient model for chronic Q fever pathogenesis...
  50. pmc Detection of a rickettsia closely related to Rickettsia aeschlimannii, "Rickettsia heilongjiangensis," Rickettsia sp. strain RpA4, and Ehrlichia muris in ticks collected in Russia and Kazakhstan
    Stanislav Shpynov
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2221-3. 2004
    ..In Kazakhstan, we detected Rickettsia sp. strain RpA4 and a rickettsia closely related to Rickettsia aeschlimannii. These agents should be considered in a differential diagnosis of tick-borne infections in these areas...
  51. ncbi Molecular detection of Bartonella spp. in the dental pulp of stray cats buried for a year
    Gerard Aboudharam
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27, Boulevard Jean Moulin, Marseille Cedex 05 13385, France
    Microb Pathog 38:47-51. 2005
    ..grahamii (one cat). Our study indicates that dental pulp from the teeth of cats, especially the canine teeth, may be used for the PCR detection of Bartonella in animals buried for a year...
  52. pmc Outbreak of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum infection in cystic fibrosis patients, France
    Fadi Bittar
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1231-6. 2010
    ..Our study reemphasizes the conclusion that correctly identifying bacteria at the species level facilitates detection of an outbreak of new or emerging infections in humans...
  53. doi Finegoldia magna, an early post-operative cause of infectious endocarditis: report of two cases and review of the literature
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Fédération de Microbiologie, Hopital de la Timone, Marseille Hôpital de la Timone, rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Anaerobe 14:310-2. 2008
    ..Our report highlights the potential role of F. magna in early post-surgical endocarditis on prosthetic valves...
  54. pmc Novel virus influenza A (H1N1sw) in South-Eastern France, April-August 2009
    Antoine Nougairede
    Unité Mixte de Recherche 190 Unité des Virus Emergents, Université de la Méditerranée et Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Marseille, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e9214. 2010
    ..In April 2009, the first cases of pandemic (H1N1)-2009 influenza [H1N1sw] virus were detected in France. Virological surveillance was undertaken in reference laboratories of the seven French Defence Zones...
  55. pmc Multispacer typing to study the genotypic distribution of Bartonella henselae populations
    Wenjun Li
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2499-506. 2006
    ..Finally, we provide a free-access MST-Rick online software program (http://ifr48.timone.univ-mrs.fr/MST_BHenselae/mst) that investigators may use to compare their own MST sequences to our database...
  56. doi Monocyte responses in the context of Q fever: from a static polarized model to a kinetic model of activation
    Vikram Mehraj
    Aix Marseille University, URMITE, CNRS UMR 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 208:942-51. 2013
    ..Q fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii, a bacterium that persists in M2-polarized macrophages. We wondered whether the concept of M1/M2 polarization is applicable to Q fever patients...
  57. doi Prediction of symptomatic embolism in infective endocarditis: construction and validation of a risk calculator in a multicenter cohort
    Sandrine Hubert
    Département de Cardiologie Hôpital Universitaire de la Timone, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France Service de Chirurgie Cardiaque, Hôpital Universitaire de La Timone, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1384-92. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and validate a simple calculator to quantify the embolic risk (ER) at admission of patients with infective endocarditis...
  58. ncbi Identification of two putative rickettsial adhesins by proteomic analysis
    Patricia Renesto
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
    Res Microbiol 157:605-12. 2006
    ..Both proteins are highly conserved within the Rickettsia genus and might play a critical role in their pathogenicity. These data may have important implications for the development of future vaccines against rickettsial infections...
  59. ncbi A murine model of infection with Rickettsia prowazekii: implications for pathogenesis of epidemic typhus
    Yassina Bechah
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bld J Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Microbes Infect 9:898-906. 2007
    ..We concluded that the BALB/c mouse strain provides a useful model for studying the pathogenic mechanisms of epidemic typhus and its control by the immune system...
  60. ncbi Emended description of Rickettsia felis (Bouyer et al. 2001), a temperature-dependent cultured bacterium
    Bernard La Scola
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2035-41. 2002
    ..felis and those observed for the isolate in this study indicated some differences, although concurrent analysis of the two was not possible as no extant isolates of the first isolate of R. felis exist...
  61. doi The rhizome of the multidrug-resistant Enterobacter aerogenes genome reveals how new "killer bugs" are created because of a sympatric lifestyle
    Seydina M Diene
    Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergents URMITE, UMR7278 CNRS IRD INSERM, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    Mol Biol Evol 30:369-83. 2013
    ..found in his genome; and "usage" to have the ability to translate these sequences including those from rare codons to serve as a translator of foreign languages...
  62. doi Detection of Acinetobacter baumannii in human head and body lice from Ethiopia and identification of new genotypes
    Marie Kempf
    URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 6236, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Int J Infect Dis 16:e680-3. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the presence of this bacterium in head and body lice collected from healthy individuals in Ethiopia by molecular methods and to characterize the genotype...
  63. ncbi Lipopolysaccharide from Coxiella burnetii is involved in bacterial phagocytosis, filamentous actin reorganization, and inflammatory responses through Toll-like receptor 4
    Amélie Honstettre
    Unite des Rickettsies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 6020, Institut Federatif de Recherche 48 Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
    J Immunol 172:3695-703. 2004
    ..Taken together, these results demonstrate that TLR4 controls early events of C. burnetii infection such as macrophage phagocytosis, granuloma formation, and cytokine production...
  64. pmc Genotyping, Orientalis-like Yersinia pestis, and plague pandemics
    Michel Drancourt
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1585-92. 2004
    ..pestis Orientalis. These data indicate that Y. pestis caused cases of Justinian plague. The two historical plague pandemics were likely caused by Orientalis-like strains...
  65. pmc Rickettsia conorii transcriptional response within inoculation eschar
    Patricia Renesto
    Unite des Rickettsies, IRD CNRS UMR 6236, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    PLoS ONE 3:e3681. 2008
    ..The skin thus constitutes an important barrier for the entry and propagation of R. conorii. Given this, analysis of the survival strategies used by the bacterium within infected skin is critical for our understanding of rickettsiosis...
  66. doi Frequent transmission of hepatitis E virus among piglets in farms in Southern France
    Mamadou Kaba
    URMITE CNRS IRD UMR 6236, Facultes de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Universite de la Mediterranee Aix Marseille II, Marseille, France
    J Med Virol 81:1750-9. 2009
    ..The present data indicate that 3-month-old pigs from Southern France might represent a potential source of HEV transmission to humans, and stress the potential of HEV to cause epizootic infections in population of farm pigs...
  67. doi MALDI-TOF-mass spectrometry applications in clinical microbiology
    Piseth Seng
    Pôle des Maladies Infectieuses, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille et URMITE UMR CNRS IRD 6236, IFR48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Future Microbiol 5:1733-54. 2010
    ..We will also discuss the application of MALDI-TOF-MS tools in the identification of Archaea, eukaryotes and viruses. Pathogenic identification from colony-cultured, blood-cultured, urine and environmental samples is also reviewed...
  68. doi Pig liver sausage as a source of hepatitis E virus transmission to humans
    Philippe Colson
    Pôle des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Clinique et Biologique, Fédération de Bactériologie Hygiène Virologie, Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Timone, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 202:825-34. 2010
    ..We investigated the role of figatellu, a traditional pig liver sausage widely eaten in France and commonly consumed raw, as a source of HEV infection...
  69. doi Investigation of blood culture-negative early prosthetic valve endocarditis reveals high prevalence of fungi
    Franck Thuny
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, CNRS IRD UMR 6236, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Blvd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Heart 96:743-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, fungi should be investigated particularly by molecular methods on surgical specimens and an antifungal drug might be added to the empiric treatment...
  70. ncbi Isolation of a rickettsia related to Astrakhan fever rickettsia from a patient in Chad
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseilles Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:152-7. 2003
    ..Although Astrakhan fever rickettsia is transmitted by Rhipicephalus ticks in Europe, further studies are indicated to identify its vector in Africa where these ticks are also prevalent...
  71. pmc The transcriptional programme of human heart valves reveals the natural history of infective endocarditis
    Marie Benoit
    Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses Transmissibles et Emergentes, Faculte de Medecine, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 6236, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e8939. 2010
    ..Some parameters identified in this work could become tools for measuring the disease activity and should be tested as biomarkers for diagnosis or prognosis assessment in future studies...
  72. ncbi TLR2 is necessary to inflammatory response in Coxiella burnetii infection
    Soraya Meghari
    Unité des Rickerrsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Université de Méditerranée, 13005 Marseille, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:161-6. 2005
    ..These results show that TLR2 is required for inflammatory and immune response to C. burnetii, but is dispensable for bacterial clearance...
  73. doi Comprehensive diagnostic strategy for blood culture-negative endocarditis: a prospective study of 819 new cases
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Unite Mixte de Recherche 6236, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, France
    Clin Infect Dis 51:131-40. 2010
    ..whipplei, Bartonella species, and fungi in blood. Broad-spectrum 16S and 18S ribosomal RNA PCR may be performed on valvular biopsies, when available...
  74. pmc PCR detection of bacteria on cardiac valves of patients with treated bacterial endocarditis
    Clarisse Rovery
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Hôpital dde la Timone, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 43:163-7. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi Molecular identification of a collection of spotted Fever group rickettsiae obtained from patients and ticks from Russia
    Stanislav N Shpynov
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:440-3. 2006
    ..Clinicians should be aware that several spotted fever rickettsioses with different prognoses coexist in Russia in areas where NATT was the only previously recognized rickettsiosis...
  76. doi Deleterious effect of ciprofloxacin on Rickettsia conorii-infected cells is linked to toxin-antitoxin module up-regulation
    Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers
    URMITE UMR 6236, CNRS IRD, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:1677-82. 2012
    ..To confirm and better understand the deleterious effect of fluoroquinolones reported during Rickettsia conorii infection in humans...
  77. pmc Proposal to create subspecies of Rickettsia conorii based on multi-locus sequence typing and an emended description of Rickettsia conorii
    Yong Zhu
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 5:11. 2005
    ..Then, we selected a representative of each MLST genotype and used multi-spacer typing (MST) and mouse serotyping to estimate their degree of taxonomic relatedness...
  78. ncbi Proteome analysis of Rickettsia conorii by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry
    Patricia Renesto
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 245:231-8. 2005
    ..conorii, to compare protein profiles of different isolates or of bacteria maintained under different experimental conditions and to identify immunogenic proteins as potential vaccine targets...
  79. doi Heterogeneity of susceptibility to fluoroquinolones in Bartonella isolates from Australia reveals a natural mutation in gyrA
    Emmanouil Angelakis
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie Université de la Méditerranée, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:1252-5. 2008
    ..Our objective was to evaluate in vitro antibiotic susceptibilities of 20 new Bartonella isolates from animals in Australia...
  80. ncbi Coxiella burnetii infection in C57BL/6 mice aged 1 or 14 months
    Marc Leone
    Unite des Rickettsies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 50:396-400. 2007
    ..In addition, macrophage microbicidal competence was similar in mature and young mice. These results suggest the importance of individual host factors in the pathophysiology of an infectious disease such as Q fever...
  81. doi Actinomyces massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from a patient blood culture
    Aurelie Renvoise
    Laboratoire de Bacteriologie virologie, Hopital de la Timone, CNRS UMR 6236, CNRS IRD, IFR48, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:540-4. 2009
    ..On the basis of phenotypic data and phylogenetic inference, the novel species Actinomyces massiliensis sp. nov. is proposed; the type strain is 4401292(T) (=CSUR P18(T)=CCUG 53522(T))...
  82. ncbi Coxiella burnetii stimulates production of RANTES and MCP-1 by mononuclear cells: modulation by adhesion to endothelial cells and its implication in Q fever
    Soraya Meghari
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Universite de la Mediterranee, Institut Federatif de Recherche 48, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Eur Cytokine Netw 17:253-9. 2006
    ..We suggest that the overproduction of RANTES and MCP-1 secondary to the contact of PBMC with endothelium may perpetuate exaggerated inflammatory responses leading to inappropriate PBMC trafficking and to the pathogenesis of Q fever...
  83. doi Intracellular life of Coxiella burnetii in macrophages
    Eric Ghigo
    URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 IRD 3R198, Institut Federatif de Recherche 48, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1166:55-66. 2009
    ..burnetii also depends on the functional state of myeloid cells. This review describes the mechanisms used by C. burnetii to circumvent uptake and trafficking events, and the role of cytokines on C. burnetii survival in myeloid cells...
  84. ncbi Cardiac valves in patients with Whipple endocarditis: microbiological, molecular, quantitative histologic, and immunohistochemical studies of 5 patients
    Hubert Lepidi
    Unite des Rickettsies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unite de Mixte de Recherche 6020, Institut Federatif Recherche 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 190:935-45. 2004
    ..We report, for the first time, the immunodetection of T. whipplei in a surgically removed arterial embolus. Pathological and immunohistologic analyses may contribute to the diagnosis of Whipple endocarditis...
  85. pmc Lymph node biopsy specimens and diagnosis of cat-scratch disease
    Jean Marc Rolain
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1338-44. 2006
    ..Histologic analysis of lymph node biopsy specimens should be routinely performed because some patients might have a concurrent malignant disease or mycobacteriosis...
  86. doi Value of Tropheryma whipplei quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay for the diagnosis of Whipple disease: usefulness of saliva and stool specimens for first-line screening
    Florence Fenollar
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 47:659-67. 2008
    ..Whipple disease (WD) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Tropheryma whipplei. WD DNA has been found in stool and saliva specimens from patients and asymptomatic carriers...
  87. ncbi First molecular evidence of new Bartonella spp. in fleas and a tick from Peru
    Philippe Parola
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:135-6. 2002
    ..One of the genotypes is closely related to B. vinsoni subsp. berkhoffii, and the others seem to originate from unknown Bartonella species, whose medical importance has yet to be clarified...
  88. pmc Body lice as tools for diagnosis and surveillance of reemerging diseases
    V Roux
    , CNRS UPRES A 6020, , 13385 Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 37:596-9. 1999
    ....
  89. pmc Genotypic characteristics of two serotypes of Bartonella henselae
    Bernard La Scola
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2002-8. 2002
    ..Study of 22 additional strains of B. henselae isolated from French bacteremic cats demonstrated that they all belong to one or the other of the proposed serotype or genotype...
  90. pmc Genetic identification of rickettsiae isolated from ticks in Japan
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, CNRS UMR 6020 27, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille, Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2176-81. 2002
    ..Finally, we identified a new genotype of unknown pathogenicity, genotype AT, that was isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium ticks and that is closely related to a Slovakian genotype obtained from Ixodes ricinus ticks...
  91. pmc Use of highly variable intergenic spacer sequences for multispacer typing of Rickettsia conorii strains
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Blvd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5757-66. 2004
    ..conorii isolates. Our study supports the usefulness of MST for strain genotyping. This tool may be useful for tracing a strain and identifying its source during outbreaks, including those resulting from bioterrorism...
  92. ncbi [Molecular tools in the epidemiology of tick-borne bacterial diseases]
    P Parola
    , CNRS UMR 6020, , 27, Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Ann Biol Clin (Paris) 59:177-82. 2001
    ..Anaplasma marginale the agent of bovine anaplasmosis was detected in Mali. Rickettsiae of unknown pathogenicity were detected in Mali and Niger...
  93. pmc Massive comparative genomic analysis reveals convergent evolution of specialized bacteria
    Vicky Merhej
    Faculty of Medicine, Unit for Research on Emergent and Tropical Infectious Diseases, CNRS IRD UMR 6236 IFR48, University of the Mediterranean, Marseilles, France
    Biol Direct 4:13. 2009
    ..The growing number of available sequenced genomes makes it possible to perform a statistical comparative analysis of 317 genomes from bacteria with different lifestyles...
  94. doi Validation of partial rpoB gene sequence analysis for the identification of clinically important and emerging Acinetobacter species
    Vijay A K B Gundi
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6236, Faculte de Medecine de Marseille, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Microbiology 155:2333-41. 2009
    ..Our data emphasize the recognition of A. schindleri as an emerging cause of Acinetobacter-related infection and confirm that A. gen. sp. 3 is the second most commonly isolated Acinetobacter species after A. baumannii in patients...
  95. doi Q Fever during pregnancy: a cause of poor fetal and maternal outcome
    Xavier Carcopino
    Service de Gynecologie Obstetrique, Hopital Nord, Chemin des Bourrely, 13915 cedex 20, Marseille, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1166:79-89. 2009
    ..Such treatment should be used to treat pregnant women with Q fever. Women with previous history of Q fever should have a regular serological follow up. Obstetricians' knowledge about Q fever must be improved...
  96. ncbi Bacteroides massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from blood culture of a newborn
    Lukas Fenner
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterrannee, Marseille, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:1335-7. 2005
    ..8 % 16S rRNA similarity to Bacteroides vulgatus and a DNA G + C content of 49 mol%. The major cellular fatty acid is anteiso-branched C(15 : 0). The type strain of B. massiliensis sp. nov. is B84634(T) (=CIP 107942(T) = CCUG 48901(T))...
  97. pmc Immunofluorescent detection of intraerythrocytic Bartonella henselae in naturally infected cats
    J M Rolain
    , CNRS UMR 6020, , 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2978-80. 2001
    ..Three cats that were positive by blood culture were also positive by direct immunofluorescence, and laser confocal microscopy confirmed the intraerythrocytic location of B. henselae...
  98. ncbi Bacillus massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from cerebrospinal fluid
    Olga O Glazunova
    Laboratoire de Bacteriologie virologie, Hopital de la Timone, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR48, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1485-8. 2006
    ..The major fatty acid was iso-C(15 : 0) (48 %). The name Bacillus massiliensis sp. nov. is proposed for the novel isolate, with strain 4400831(T) (=CIP 108446(T)=CCUG 49529(T)) as the type strain...
  99. ncbi Blood culture-negative endocarditis in a reference center: etiologic diagnosis of 348 cases
    Pierre Houpikian
    Unitué des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, CNRS UPRES A 6020, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Medicine (Baltimore) 84:162-73. 2005
    ..Further investigations should be focused on this group to identify new agents of infective endocarditis...
  100. pmc Value of microimmunofluorescence for diagnosis and follow-up of Bartonella endocarditis
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48 CNRS, UMR 6020 Université de la Méditerranée, Faculte de Medecine, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 9:795-801. 2002
    ..We propose that this criterion, which may also help with the detection of late relapses, be included as a major criterion in the Duke criteria for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis...
  101. ncbi Streptococcus massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from a patient blood culture
    Olga O Glazunova
    Laboratoire de Bacteriologie virologie, Hopital de la Timone, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR48, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille, Cedex 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1127-31. 2006
    ..ferus and S. sanguinis, respectively, confirming it as belonging to a novel taxon, for which the name Streptococcus massiliensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 4401825T (=CIP 108498T=CCUG 49690T)...