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Ulutas Med J. 2018; 4(3): 172-174

Massilia Timonae Wound Infection

Yu-Ting Huang, Chien-Ming Chao, Hung-Jen Tang, Wei-Ting Lin.


Massilia timonae is a slowing growing gram-negative rod, and it was first described by La Scola et al in 1988. Human infections caused by M. timonae are extremely rare, and there were less than ten cases in the literature. Therefore, the clinical significance of this pathogen remains unclear due to the limited knowledge. Herein, we reported the first case of M. timonae wound infection in Taiwan.

Key words: Massilia timonae, wound infection

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