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Fusobacterium necrophorum findings in Denmark from 2010 to 2014 using data from the Danish microbiology database.

TitleFusobacterium necrophorum findings in Denmark from 2010 to 2014 using data from the Danish microbiology database.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBank, S, Jensen, A, Nielsen, HMerete, Kristensen, LHagelskjae, Voldstedlund, M, Prag, J
JournalAPMIS
Volume124
Issue12
Pagination1087-1092
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN1600-0463
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Bacteremia, Blood, Carrier State, Child, Child, Preschool, Denmark, Female, Fusobacterium Infections, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Humans, Incidence, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Otitis Media, Pharynx, Young Adult
Abstract

Fusobacterium necrophorum findings in Denmark and estimation of the incidence of F. necrophorum bacteraemia was described using data from the nationwide Danish microbiology database (MiBa). All microbiological reports on any Fusobacterium species in Denmark were extracted for a period of 5 years from 2010 to 2014 from MiBa and from the local department of clinical microbiology. The overall incidence of F. necrophorum bacteraemia from 2010 to 2014 was 2.8 cases per million/year vs 9.4 in the age group 15-24 years. F. necrophorum was rare in blood cultures from children and middle-aged patients and then raised again. However, 48 of 232 cases of Fusobacterium bacteraemia were not identified to species level, so the incidences of F. necrophorum bacteraemia may be underestimated in our study. F. necrophorum was found in throat swabs in the age group between 13 and 40 years and in otitis media in children below 2 years in those departments which performed anaerobic culture. The incidence of F. necrophorum bacteraemia found was comparable to earlier reported figures for Lemierre's syndrome. Fusobacterium bacteraemia should always be identified to species level.

DOI10.1111/apm.12606
Alternate JournalAPMIS
PubMed ID27704629