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J Infect. 1998 Sep;37(2):194-6.

Severe sepsis caused by Mobiluncus curtisii subsp. curtisii in a previously healthy female: case report and review.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Ninewell Hospital, Dundee, U.K.

Abstract

We present the case of a 54-year-old female with life-threatening septicaemia due to Mobiluncus curtisii subsp. curtisii. Her admission was complicated by septic shock, renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation, the adult respiratory distress syndrome and spontaneous splenic rupture. The patient survived with full intensive care support and intravenous ceftriaxone. Extra-genital infection with Mobiluncus species is rarely diagnosed and has been confined to breast abscesses and non-life-threatening bacteraemia. A review of extra-genital infections with Mobiluncus species is presented.

PMID:
9821100
DOI:
10.1016/s0163-4453(98)80180-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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