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Clin Infect Dis. 1996 May;22(5):845-7.

Pyogenic infections due to Ochrobactrum anthropi.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA.


Ochrobactrum anthropi is a nonfermentative gram-negative bacillus that has been isolated with increasing frequency from human clinical specimens. Previously, its pathogenic niche was believed to involve the causation of catheter-associated bacteremic illnesses. We describe three cases of pyogenic infection due to O. anthropi, thereby expanding the known pathogenic potential of this organism.

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