Oerskovia xanthineolytica bacteremia in an immunocompromised host: case report and review

J D Maguire, M C McCarthy, C F Decker

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Abstract

Oerskovia species, once thought to be nocardiform-like bacteria, have been only rarely associated with human infection. In this report we describe a case of central venous catheter-associated infection that was successfully treated with antibiotics. With the increased use of indwelling devices, these organisms may be more commonly recognized causes of infection. Appropriate antibiotic therapy appears to successfully treat oerskovia infection and may decrease the need for removal of some indwelling access devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-6
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Actinomycetales/isolation & purification
  • Actinomycetales Infections/drug therapy
  • Bacteremia/drug therapy
  • Catheterization, Central Venous/adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Middle Aged

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