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Inquilinus limosus, an atypical Gram-negative rod from lung transplant recipients and cystic fibrosis patients Ahead of print

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1 Service de Biologie Clinique, Hôpital Foch, 40 rue Worth, 92 150 Suresnes, France
2 Service de Bactériologie et des Contrôles Microbiologiques, CHU de Nantes, Nantes, France
3 Université de Nantes, Inserm, INCIT U1302, Nantes, France
4 Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, INSERM, CHU de Reims, Laboratoire de bactériologie-Virologie-Hygiène hospitalière-Parasitologie-Mycologie, P3Cell, U 1250, Reims, France
5 Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène Hospitalière, CHU de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
6 Observatoire National Burkholderia cepacia, CHU de Toulouse, France/Vaincre la Mucoviscidose, Paris, France
* Correspondance E. Farfour

A 20-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis presented for the first time for a routine follow-up in our center after house moving in the region. She did not complain of any symptoms. Sputa grew 104 CFU/mL of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, 105 CFU/mL of Staphylococcus aureus, and 104 CFU/mL of mucous colonies suspected of being Pseudomonas aeruginosa (figure 1). MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry identified the colonies as Inquilinus limosus.Inquilinus limosus is a fastidious oxidase-positive Gram-negative rod [...]