Isolation of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria from Human Thoracoabdominal Pus
To evaluate the prevalence of sulfate-reducing bacteria in septic processes, we searched for these bacteria by
culture in 100 consecutive abdominal and pleural pus specimens. Twelve isolates were obtained from abdominal
samples and were identified by a multiplex PCR as Desulfovibrio piger (formerly Desulfomonas pigra) (seven
strains), Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis (four strains), and Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (one strain).
J Clin Microbiol. 2003 March; 41(3): 1304–1306