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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2014 May;32(5):306-9. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2013.12.009. Epub 2014 Feb 16.

[Infection due to Rothia mucilaginosa. A respiratory pathogen?].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España; Departamento de Medicina Clínica, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Campus de San Juan, Alicante, España. Electronic address: jramosrincon@yahoo.es.
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Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.
3
Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.
4
Servicio de Neumología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.
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Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.
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Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España; Departamento de Medicina Clínica, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Campus de San Juan, Alicante, España; Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

To describe the spectrum of infections caused by Rothia mucilaginosa.

METHODS:

Retrospective study of 20 cases diagnosed with R. mucilaginosa from 2009 to 2012.

RESULTS:

Pulmonary infection was the most frequent clinical presentation (n=14, 70%): bronchiectasis infected (10), followed by pleural empyema (2), pneumonia (1) and acute bronchitis (1). Two episodes were of gastrointestinal origin: cholangitis secondary to biliary drainage and secondary peritonitis. Two episodes included bacteremia in patients with hematological malignancy. One patient had a surgical wound infection with bacteremia, and another had a bacteremic urinary tract infection in a patient with nephrostomy.

DISCUSSION:

R. mucilaginosa may be responsible for infections of the lower respiratory tract in predisposed patients.

KEYWORDS:

Bacteremia; Bacteriemia; Bronchiectasis; Bronquiectasias; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Empiema; Empyema; Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica; Neumonía; Pneumonia; Rothia mucilaginosa

PMID:
24533971
DOI:
10.1016/j.eimc.2013.12.009
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