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Infection. 2003 Dec;31(6):421-4.

Catheter-related bacteremia caused by Agrobacterium radiobacter in a cancer patient: case report and literature review.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA. gmix@msn.com

Abstract

Agrobacteria are a group of phytopathogenic organisms widely distributed in soil; they are now recognized as rare human pathogens affecting mostly immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of catheter-related bacteremia due to Agrobacterium radiobacter in a neutropenic patient and describe the clinical presentations, treatment strategies and outcome of Agrobacterium infections based on our experience and a literature review. The antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of these organisms appear to be quite variable and collective susceptibility data derived from this and previous reports are provided.

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14735386
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-003-3175-5
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