Characterization of a multidrug-resistant, novel Bacteroides genomospecies.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Emerging infectious diseases, Volume 21, Issue 1, p.95-8 (2015)


Metronidazole- and carbapenem-resistant Bacteroides fragilis are rare in the United States. We isolated a multidrug-resistant anaerobe from the bloodstream and intraabdominal abscesses of a patient who had traveled to India. Whole-genome sequencing identified the organism as a novel Bacteroides genomospecies. Physicians should be aware of the possibility for concomitant carbapenem- and metronidazole-resistant Bacteroides infections.