Reevaluation of Streptococcus bovis endocarditis cases from 1975 to 1985 by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis

Inmaculada A. Herrero, Mark S. Rouse, Kerryl E. Piper, Samer A. Alyaseen, James M. Steckelberg, Robin Patel

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Abstract

Studies that detected an association between Streptococcus bovis endocarditis and colon carcinoma have not taken into account the recently identified genetic diversity among organisms historically classified as S. bovis. With near full-length 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, organisms cultured from the blood of endocarditis patients at the Mayo Clinic from 1975 to 1985 and previously identified as S. bovis or streptococcus group D nonenterococci were shown to represent S. bovis biotypes I (11 isolates) and II/2 (1 isolate), S. salivarius (1 isolate), and S. macedonicus (1 isolate). Two of the S. bovis biotype I cases were associated with colon cancer. Whether S. bovis biotype II or other organisms closely related to and historically identified as S. bovis (e.g., S. macedonicus) are associated with malignant (or premalignant) colon lesions in humans remains to be definitively determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3848-3850
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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