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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 84-89

A Tale of Two Novel Proteus Species-Proteus hauseri and Proteus penneri
K.Ostwal1*, P. Shah2, L. Rebecca2, N. Shaikh2 and K. Inole2
1GMC, Akola Maharashtra, India
2Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

The present study reporting two different cases of two new Proteus species- Proteus hauseri and Proteus penneri isolated from two different patients. One case reports a one month old male child with history of diarrhoea since six days. His stool sample was send for microbiological examination and the second case is of Ante natal care patient with urinary tract infection whose urine was send for microbiological examination. Both of these isolates showed Non lactose fermenting colonies. There was no swarming on Blood agar. Biochemical reactions revealed Proteus and both of these isolates were sent for further identification to National Chemical Laboratory, Pune for further identification. First isolate was identified as Proteus hauseri and second one as Proteus penneri. Both the patients were treated successfully with meropenem and were discharged few days later. As per our knowledge, this is the third case of Proteus hauseri and few cases of Proteus penneri have been reported so far. So, hereby we are presenting with two cases of novel species of Proteus. Both of these species are very rare and as there was no swarming on blood agar these isolates may be misdiagnosed.

Keywords: No swarming motility,Proteus hauseri, Proteus Penneri.

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Ostwal, K., P. Shah, L. Rebecca, N. Shaikh and Inole, K. 2016. A Tale of Two Novel Proteus Species- Proteus hauseri and Proteus penneri.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 84-89. doi:
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