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AK Demetriades, S Naik, AW Liebenberg, P Donaldson, L Gunasekera
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Volume 36: Issue 2: 2006




An  initially  diagnosed  actinomycotic  brain  abscess  was  reclassified  to Campylobacter  gracilis.   Structural  similarities  between  Gram-positive  anaerobes highlight  the  diagnostic  difficulties  in  identifying  brain  abscess-causing  organisms. Advances in microbial identification have led to new species and genera recognition and  reclassification  of  existing  taxa.  Awareness  of  these  is  necessary  in  order  to understand the role of newly-described/reclassified organisms in disease processes.