Averyella dalhousiensis gen. nov., sp. nov.
First Case of Septicemia Due to a Strain Belonging to Enteric Group 58 (Enterobacteriaceae) and Its Designation as
Averyella dalhousiensis gen. nov., sp. nov., Based on Analysis of Strains from 20 Additional Cases

Enteric group 58 strains have been most frequently isolated from traumatic injuries, fractures, and wounds and rarely
from feces. Defining its clinical significance and distinguishing infection from colonization requires further study, but our
case report indicates that serious systemic infection can occur.

We report the first blood culture isolate of enteric group 58 associated with infection of a central venous catheter and
describe the phenotypic characteristics of 21 enteric group 58 strains isolated from clinical specimens.