Bordetella bronchiseptica pleural infection in a patient with AIDS

Guillermo Viejo, Pedro De la Iglesia, Luis Otero, Maria Isabel Blanco, Beatriz Gomez, Dolores De Miguel, Asuncion Del Valle, Belen De la Fuente

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Bordetella bronchiseptica is an important veterinary pathogen but a rare cause of opportunistic respiratory tract infection in humans. We describe a case of pleural effusion caused by B. bronchiseptica in a patient with AIDS who was coinfected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case in the medical literature in which the microorganism has been isolated from pleural fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-629
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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