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First Report of Yokenella regensburgei Isolated from the Wound Exudate after Disarticulation Due to Diabetic Foot Infection in Korea

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2015 December, Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 135-139.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2015.18.4.135

First Report of Yokenella regensburgei Isolated from the Wound Exudate after Disarticulation Due to Diabetic Foot Infection in Korea

Sae-Mi Lee, Young-Jin Kang, Hee Jae Huh, Chang-Seok Ki, Nam Yong Lee

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Yokenella regensburgei, a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, is rarely isolated in humans. Here, we report a 71-year-old man with diabetic foot infection from which Y. regensburgei was isolated. Following debridement and disarticulation of the foot, an exudate specimen was obtained, from which Gram- negative bacilli were recovered. The organism was identified as Y. regensburgei using the Vitek 2 system (bioMérieux, USA) and 16S rRNA and gyrB gene sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Y. regensburgei isolation in Korea. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2015;18:135-139)

Keywords

Diabetic foot, DNA sequencing, Yokenella regensburgei