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J Chemother. 2007 Feb;19(1):94-6.

Postsurgical osteomyelitis caused by Enterobacter sakazakii in a healthy young man.

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Infectious Disease Unit, University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy. giampaolo.corti@unifi.it

Abstract

Enterobacter sakazakii, a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium, is a rare cause of invasive infections (meningitis, sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis) with high death rates (40-80%), primarily in newborns. In contrast to the high number of cases in newborns, infants and children, there are only a few reported cases of E. sakazakii infections in adults, generally in subjects with pre-existing conditions such as neoplasms, and just one osteomyelitis of the foot. We report a confirmed case of postsurgical osteomyelitis of the femur caused by E. sakazakii in a young otherwise healthy man.

PMID:
17309858
DOI:
10.1179/joc.2007.19.1.94
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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