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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Jul-Aug;6(4):382-5.

Bacteremia and endocarditis caused by a Gordonia species in a patient with a central venous catheter.

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Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Clinique Médicale A, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France. olivier.lesens@wanadoo.fr

Abstract

We report the first case of endocarditis caused by a Gordonia species genetically related to G. sputi but exhibiting some atypical biochemical features in a 31-year-old woman with a central venous catheter. This unusual pathogen may be a new cause of opportunistic infections in patients with severe underlying diseases.

PMID:
10905972
PMCID:
PMC2640886
DOI:
10.3201/eid0604.000410
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