P C Y Woo

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Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc Clostridium bacteraemia characterised by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Pathol 58:301-7. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Comparative genome and evolutionary analysis of naturally occurring Beilong virus in brown and black rats
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China Electronic address
    Infect Genet Evol 45:311-319. 2016
  3. pmc Equine rhinitis B viruses in horse fecal samples from the Middle East
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Virol J 13:94. 2016
  4. pmc Isolation and Characterization of Dromedary Camel Coronavirus UAE-HKU23 from Dromedaries of the Middle East: Minimal Serological Cross-Reactivity between MERS Coronavirus and Dromedary Camel Coronavirus UAE-HKU23
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Mol Sci 17:. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of canine picornavirus in Hong Kong and Dubai and proposal of a novel genus in Picornaviridae
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China Electronic address
    Infect Genet Evol 41:191-200. 2016
  6. pmc Fatal systemic necrotizing infections associated with a novel paramyxovirus, anaconda paramyxovirus, in green anaconda juveniles
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Microbiol 52:3614-23. 2014
  7. pmc Arginine deiminase pathway is far more important than urease for acid resistance and intracellular survival in Laribacter hongkongensis: a possible result of arc gene cassette duplication
    Lifeng Xiong
    Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Microbiol 14:42. 2014
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of coronavirus-HKU1-associated community-acquired pneumonia
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:46-7. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for development of paradoxical response during antituberculosis therapy in HIV-negative patients
    V C C Cheng
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Center of Infection, University Pathology Building, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:597-602. 2003
  10. pmc Globicatella bacteraemia identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Pathol 59:303-7. 2006

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Publications43

  1. pmc Clostridium bacteraemia characterised by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Pathol 58:301-7. 2005
    ..Moreover, previous studies on clostridium bacteraemia have been limited and relied only on phenotypic species identification...
  2. doi request reprint Comparative genome and evolutionary analysis of naturally occurring Beilong virus in brown and black rats
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China Electronic address
    Infect Genet Evol 45:311-319. 2016
    ..Brown rats and black rats are natural reservoirs of Beilong virus. Our results also supports that the recently proposed genus, Jeilongvirus, should encompass Beilong virus, J-virus and Tailam virus as members...
  3. pmc Equine rhinitis B viruses in horse fecal samples from the Middle East
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Virol J 13:94. 2016
    ..No reports have described the detection of ERBV in fecal samples of horses and no complete genome sequences of ERBV3 are available...
  4. pmc Isolation and Characterization of Dromedary Camel Coronavirus UAE-HKU23 from Dromedaries of the Middle East: Minimal Serological Cross-Reactivity between MERS Coronavirus and Dromedary Camel Coronavirus UAE-HKU23
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Mol Sci 17:. 2016
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  5. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of canine picornavirus in Hong Kong and Dubai and proposal of a novel genus in Picornaviridae
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China Electronic address
    Infect Genet Evol 41:191-200. 2016
    ..BEAST analysis showed that this genus diverged from its most closely related genus, Sapelovirus, about 49 years ago. ..
  6. pmc Fatal systemic necrotizing infections associated with a novel paramyxovirus, anaconda paramyxovirus, in green anaconda juveniles
    Patrick C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Microbiol 52:3614-23. 2014
    ..Epidemiological and genomic analyses suggested that the anaconda juveniles acquired the virus perinatally from the anaconda mother rather than from other reptiles in the park, with subsequent interanaconda juvenile transmission. ..
  7. pmc Arginine deiminase pathway is far more important than urease for acid resistance and intracellular survival in Laribacter hongkongensis: a possible result of arc gene cassette duplication
    Lifeng Xiong
    Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Microbiol 14:42. 2014
    ..hongkongensis using the conjugation-mediated gene deletion system and examining their effects in acidic environment in vitro, in macrophages and in a mouse model...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of coronavirus-HKU1-associated community-acquired pneumonia
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:46-7. 2009
    ..3. Further studies are needed to understand the significance of CoV-HKU1 in upper respiratory tract infection and its potential to cause outbreaks of acute viral respiratory illnesses...
  9. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for development of paradoxical response during antituberculosis therapy in HIV-negative patients
    V C C Cheng
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Center of Infection, University Pathology Building, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:597-602. 2003
    ..225+/-216 cells/microl; P<0.05) during paradoxical response. Further studies on lymphocyte subsets and cytokine levels would be useful in understanding the exact immunological mechanisms involved in immunorestitution...
  10. pmc Globicatella bacteraemia identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Pathol 59:303-7. 2006
    ..Globicatella are streptococcus-like organisms that have been rarely isolated from clinical specimens. Their epidemiology and clinical significance remain largely unknown...
  11. pmc Clinical evaluation of the polymerase chain reaction for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis
    V C C Cheng
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Centre of Infection, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong ROC
    J Clin Pathol 57:281-5. 2004
    ..Use of the polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB PCR) as a basis for making clinical decisions on the initiation of antituberculosis treatment was studied...
  12. ncbi request reprint Viral loads in clinical specimens and SARS manifestations
    I F N Hung
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:20-2. 2009
    ..2. Early treatment with an effective antiviral agent before day 10 may decrease the peak viral load, and thus ameliorate the clinical symptoms and mortality, and reduce viral shedding and the risk of transmission..
  13. ncbi request reprint The oral cavity as a natural reservoir for Streptococcus sinensis
    P C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:1075-9. 2008
    ..sinensis strain HKU4(T), but there were zero to eight nucleotide differences between the 311-bpgroEL gene fragments from the 22 samples and that of S. sinensis strain HKU4(T). The oral cavity is the natural reservoir of S. sinensis...
  14. pmc Bacteraemia caused by Anaerotruncus colihominis and emended description of the species
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Pathol 59:748-52. 2006
    ..Anaerotruncus colihomonis is a newly described bacterial genus and species isolated from the stool specimens of children. Its clinical significance, however, is unknown...
  15. ncbi request reprint Wild animal surveillance for coronavirus HKU1 and potential variants of other coronaviruses
    K Y Yuen
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 18:25-6. 2012
    ..5. This study also revealed a previously unknown diversity of coronaviruses in bats, which are important natural reservoir for coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-like viruses...
  16. doi request reprint Then and now: use of 16S rDNA gene sequencing for bacterial identification and discovery of novel bacteria in clinical microbiology laboratories
    P C Y Woo
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:908-34. 2008
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  17. pmc First report of chronic implant-related septic arthritis and osteomyelitis due to Kytococcus schroeteri and a review of human K. schroeteri infections
    J F W Chan
    Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Infection 40:567-73. 2012
    ..16S rRNA sequencing was useful for the accurate and rapid identification of the organism as it exhibited three different colonial morphologies in vitro...
  18. pmc Gemella bacteraemia characterised by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, Hong Kong
    J Clin Pathol 56:690-3. 2003
    ..To define epidemiology, clinical disease, and outcome of gemella bacteraemia by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. To examine the usefulness of the Vitek, API, and ATB systems in identifying two gemella species...
  19. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of human metapneumovirus infection in psychiatric inpatients: implications for directly observed use of alcohol hand rub in prevention of nosocomial outbreaks
    V C C Cheng
    Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Hosp Infect 67:336-43. 2007
    ..Regular use of directly observed alcohol hand rub may decrease the incidence and scale of nosocomial outbreaks due to enveloped respiratory viruses especially in mentally incapacitated patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Environmental surveillance for Laribacter hongkongensis, a diarrhoeal pathogen discovered in Hong Kong
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:30-2. 2009
    ..5. Although it is unlikely that treated drinking water is a significant source of L hongkongensis-associated gastroenteritis, it is important to be aware of the possibility of other contaminated water as a source of human infection...
  21. ncbi request reprint Peripartum tuberculosis as a form of immunorestitution disease
    V C C Cheng
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Center of Infection, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:313-7. 2003
    ..Despite therapy, 11 (38%) patients died and 4 (13.8%) had residual functional deficits. Peripartum tuberculosis is an important differential diagnosis of postpartum fever (of unknown origin) without localized signs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Fatal interaction between clarithromycin and colchicine in patients with renal insufficiency: a retrospective study
    I F N Hung
    Research Center of Infection and Immunology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Infect Dis 41:291-300. 2005
    ..It is metabolized by CYP3A4 and is transported by P-glycoprotein. Initial case reports suggested potentially fatal interactions between clarithromycin and colchicine...
  23. doi request reprint Examination of seroprevalence of coronavirus HKU1 infection with S protein-based ELISA and neutralization assay against viral spike pseudotyped virus
    C M Chan
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    J Clin Virol 45:54-60. 2009
    ..Human coronavirus HKU1 (HCoV-HKU1) is a recently identified coronavirus with a global distribution and known to cause mainly respiratory infections...
  24. ncbi request reprint An oral mucosal DNA vaccine for SARS coronavirus infections
    K Y Yuen
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:41-2. 2009
    ..3. This study indicates that the type of vaccine used for priming is crucial for determining the type of immune response developed.Subsequent doses will boost the immune response generated by the first dose of vaccine...
  25. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and recombination analysis of coronavirus HKU1, a novel coronavirus from patients with pneumonia
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arch Virol 150:2299-311. 2005
    ..The codon usage patterns of CoV-HKU1 differed significantly from those in other group 2 coronaviruses. Split decomposition analysis revealed that recombination events had occurred between CoV-HKU1 and other coronaviruses...
  26. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Laribacter hongkongensis, a novel bacterium associated with gastroenteritis, from drinking water reservoirs in Hong Kong
    S K P Lau
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Appl Microbiol 103:507-15. 2007
    ..We carried out a surveillance study to investigate the presence of L. hongkongensis in water and freshwater fish from 10 drinking water reservoirs in Hong Kong...
  27. doi request reprint Differential susceptibility of different cell lines to swine-origin influenza A H1N1, seasonal human influenza A H1N1, and avian influenza A H5N1 viruses
    I W S Li
    Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Virol 46:325-30. 2009
    ..The novel swine-origin influenza A H1N1 virus (S-OIV) causes the current pandemic. Its tissue tropism and replication in different cell lines are not well understood...
  28. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of coronavirus-associated respiratory tract infections and the role of rapid diagnostic tests: a prospective study
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 18:22-4. 2012
    ..5. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction is useful for the rapid diagnosis of coronavirus infections...
  29. pmc Usefulness of the MicroSeq 500 16S rDNA bacterial identification system for identification of anaerobic Gram positive bacilli isolated from blood cultures
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    J Clin Pathol 59:219-22. 2006
    ....
  30. pmc Serological responses in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection and cross-reactivity with human coronaviruses 229E, OC43, and NL63
    K H Chan
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital, University Pathology Building, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, SAR, People s Republic of China
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1317-21. 2005
    ..There is a need for awareness of cross-reactive antibody responses between coronaviruses when interpreting IF serology...
  31. pmc Identification of a novel coronavirus in bats
    L L M Poon
    Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    J Virol 79:2001-9. 2005
    ..In particular, 63% (12 of 19) of fecal samples from Miniopterus pusillus were positive for the virus. These findings suggest that this virus might be commonly circulating in M. pusillus in Hong Kong...
  32. pmc Primary infective spondylodiscitis caused by Lactococcus garvieae and a review of human L. garvieae infections
    J F W Chan
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Infection 39:259-64. 2011
    ..He responded to a 6-week course of ampicillin. The gastrointestinal tract is probably the source of infection...
  33. pmc Pseudobacteraemia in a patient with neutropenic fever caused by a novel paenibacillus species: Paenibacillus hongkongensis sp. nov
    J L L Teng
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Mol Pathol 56:29-35. 2003
    ..To characterise a strain of Gram negative aerobic straight or slightly curved rods (HKU3) isolated from the blood culture of a 9 year old Chinese boy with neutropenic fever and pseudobacteraemia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus subcutaneous abscess complicating acupuncture: need for implementation of proper infection control guidelines
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
    New Microbiol 26:169-74. 2003
    ..More resources should be spent on implementation of proper infection control guidelines, as the money lost due to prolonged hospitalization and medication would far exceed that used for implementation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Clinical spectrum of paradoxical deterioration during antituberculosis therapy in non-HIV-infected patients
    V C C Cheng
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Center of Infection, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:803-9. 2002
    ..7%) and administration of steroids (39.3%). The use of steroids appeared to be safe in this series, as 95% of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were susceptible to first-line antituberculosis therapy...
  36. doi request reprint Efficacy of dual vaccination of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza and seasonal influenza on institutionalized elderly: a one-year prospective cohort study
    T C Chan
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Fung Yiu King Hospital, 9 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam, China
    Vaccine 29:7773-8. 2011
    ..In Hong Kong, the vaccination program began in December 2009 in addition to the annual seasonal trivalent influenza vaccination program. The clinical efficacy of dual vaccination was unknown...
  37. ncbi request reprint Facilitation of horizontal transfer of antimicrobial resistance by transformation of antibiotic-induced cell-wall-deficient bacteria
    P C Y Woo
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Med Hypotheses 61:503-8. 2003
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  38. ncbi request reprint Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis caused by Streptococcus bovis
    S S Y Wong
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:424-6. 2003
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in blood and marrow transplant recipients
    K Y Yuen
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Hematol Oncol 20:51-62. 2002
    ....
  40. pmc Identification by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing of Arcobacter butzleri bacteraemia in a patient with acute gangrenous appendicitis
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Mol Pathol 55:182-5. 2002
    ..The literature on arcobacter bacteraemia and arcobacter infections associated with appendicitis was reviewed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Emergence of cotrimoxazole- and quinolone-resistant Campylobacter infections in bone marrow transplant recipients
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:127-9. 2002
    ..Both of the Campylobacter jejuni isolates were resistant to cotrimoxazole and ciprofloxacin. Both patients responded to intravenous meropenem and subsequently had uneventful marrow engraftment...
  42. pmc First genome sequences of buffalo coronavirus from water buffaloes in Bangladesh
    S K P Lau
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    New Microbes New Infect 11:54-6. 2016
    ..Nevertheless, BufCoV HKU26 possessed distinct accessory proteins between spike and envelope compared to BCoV. Sugar-binding residues in the N-terminal domain of S protein in BCoV are conserved in BufCoV HKU26. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Perianal abscess caused by Propionibacterium avidum in a cirrhotic patient
    T K F Wang
    Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    New Microbiol 25:239-42. 2002
    ..avidum infection, all associated with surgical intervention within 2 to 6 weeks before the onset of P. avidum infection. We hereby review the literature on P. avidum summarizing..