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MOLLICUTE INFECTIONS IN NEONATES

She, Rosemary C. MD*; Simmon, Keith E. BS†; Bender, Jeffrey M. MD‡; Ampofo, Krow MD‡; Petti, Cathy A. MD*†§

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: March 2009 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - pp 248-250
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31818ddc01
Brief Reports

Mollicutes can cause a wide spectrum of disease, especially in neonates. To better define their disease spectrum in the United States, we reviewed the results of >14,000 mollicute isolates, including 1346 from neonates. When mollicute infection is suspected, clinicians should alert laboratories, which will optimize methods of detection.

From the *Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; †Institute for Research and Development, Salt Lake City, UT; and the Departments of ‡Pediatrics and §Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Accepted for publication September 15, 2008.

Supported by ARUP Institute for Research and Development.

Address for correspondence: Rosemary C. She, MD, 500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. E-mail: rosemary.she-bender@hsc.utah.edu.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.