Methylobacterium mesophilicum infection: Case report and literature review of an unusual opportunistic pathogen

J. W. Sanders, J. W. Martin, M. Hooke, J. Hooke

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Abstract

Methylobacterium mesophilicum is a methylotrophic, pink pigmented, gram-negative rod that was initially isolated from environmental sources that is being increasingly reported as a cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. We present the case of an immunocompromised woman who developed a central catheter infection with M. mesophilicum and review the other 29 cases reported in the literature, noting that it is frequently resistant to β-lactam agents but is generally susceptible to aminoglycosides and quinolones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-938
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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