Utility of a rapid lateral flow assay to resolve erroneous identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei as Burkholderia thailandensis by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry

Susan A.J. Harch, Bart J. Currie, Lito Papanicolas, Vanessa Rigas, Rob Baird, Ivan Bastian

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Abstract

The timely identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei is important to optimize the clinical management of the frequently lethal conditions it causes (1) and to prevent laboratory-acquired infections.
A 53-year-old fisherman from Da Nang, Vietnam, presented to an Australian hospital with a ruptured mycotic aortic aneurysm between the celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery. Past history was significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus and untreated chronic hepatitis B infection.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01437-18
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume56
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Lateral flow assays
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

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