Bordetella holmesii-like organisms isolated from Massachusetts patients with pertussis-like symptoms

Emerg Infect Dis. May-Jun 1999;5(3):441-3. doi: 10.3201/eid0503.990317.

Abstract

We isolated Bordetella holmesii, generally associated with septicemia in patients with underlying conditions, from nasopharyngeal specimens of otherwise healthy young persons with a cough. The proportion of B. holmesii-positive specimens submitted to the Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute increased from 1995 to 1998.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bordetella / classification*
  • Bordetella / isolation & purification*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Massachusetts
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasopharynx / microbiology*
  • Sepsis / microbiology
  • Whooping Cough / microbiology*