Our case underlines in general the importance of thorough confirmation of unexpected bacterial species in clinically important cases, either by molecular methods or by extensive and reliable phenotypic tests.

More specifically, it underscores the previously reported unreliability of the phenotypic hippurate hydrolysis test for the correct identification of Campylobacter spp. We hereby retract the paper and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to the readers.

doi.org/10.1128/JCM.03415-14, hdl.handle.net/1765/85930
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Department of Internal Medicine

Dinant, S, Schurink, C.A.M, Deckers, J.W, & Severin, J.A. (2015). Retraction for Dinant et al., aortic homograft endocarditis caused by campylobacter jejuni. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(2). doi:10.1128/JCM.03415-14