Cutaneous infection caused by a novel Francisella sp. Academic Article Case Study uri icon


  • A 69-year-old patient presented with a tender, thickly crusted skin lesion of 1 week's duration. A bacterial culture swab taken from the underlying granular tissue yielded a pure isolate of a Gram-negative coccobacillus, presumptively identified as a novel Francisella species via 16S rRNA and multilocus gene sequence analysis.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013