In Am J Trop Med Hyg 83: 1123–1127 by Hochedez et al, some errors concerning the taxonomic terms appeared:
- 1.In all the manuscript (including text and tables), the text should read “Aeromonas species” instead of “Aeromonas hydrophila complex”.
- 2.In the abstract, the text should read “There have been no reports on Aeromonas species in the Caribbean to date.” (not “There have been no reports on Aeromonas hydrophila complex (A. hydrophila, A. caviae, A. veronii) in the Caribbean to date.”).
- 3.In the Introduction, text should read “the three species mainly isolated during septicaemia are A. hydrophila sensu stricto, A. veronii bv. Sobria, and A. caviae.” (not “the three species mainly isolated during septicaemia belong to the Aeromonas hydrophila complex: A. hydrophila, A. veronii, and A. caviae.”)
- 4.In the Materials and Methods, text should read “Bacteremia caused by Aeromonas species were identified by …” (not “Bacteremia caused by A. hydrophila complex (A. hydrophila, A. veronii, and A. caviae) were identified by .”)
Additional conventional phenotypic testing would be needed to actually place these clinical isolates into either a species related Complex, e.g. A. hydrophila Complex, A. veronii Complex, or A. caviae Complex or to identify them to the level of an individual species designation. Unfortunately the study was retrospective and most of the Aeromonas stains are now unavailable for further identification tests. The authors regret these errors.