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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1996 Jan;24(1):43-5.

Bacteremia due to Agrobacterium tumefaciens (radiobacter). Report of infection in a pregnant women and her stillborn fetus.

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Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.

Abstract

Agrobacterium tumefaciens (radiobacter) is usually a plant pathogen, but is isolated occasionally from human clinical specimens, frequently along with other bacteria. Agrobacterium tumefaciens (radiobacter) has been isolated from blood, central intravenous catheters, peritoneal fluid, urine, and cellulitis aspirates, often in immunocompromised individuals. This report details the isolation of A. tumefaciens (radiobacter) from the blood of a pregnant woman, as well as from the blood of her stillborn, premature fetus. It is, to our knowledge, the first report of such an occurrence.

PMID:
8988763
DOI:
10.1016/0732-8893(95)00200-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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