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Infection. 2011 Jun;39(3):259-64. doi: 10.1007/s15010-011-0094-8. Epub 2011 Mar 20.

Primary infective spondylodiscitis caused by Lactococcus garvieae and a review of human L. garvieae infections.

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Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China. jaspchan@gmail.com

Abstract

We report the first case of primary infective spondylodiscitis due to Lactococcus garvieae, confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing, in the absence of concomitant endocarditis in a patient with long-standing gastritis on famotidine. He responded to a 6-week course of ampicillin. The gastrointestinal tract is probably the source of infection.

PMID:
21424437
PMCID:
PMC3132316
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-011-0094-8
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